Part two of our report covering a ground-breaking meeting last October where engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabisco and Procter & Gamble spoke out about their packaging controls needs.
According to a recent study by Tecnon (UK) Ltd. (London, England), global consumption of polyethylene terephthalate resin used in packaging applications will rise from 4.45 million tons in 1997 to 11.53 million tons in 2007.
The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America are urging FDA to approve a pending health claim for labels that links soy protein with the prevention of coronary heart disease.
With an increasing number of products calling themselves "antibacterial" on labels and in advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled its intention to crack down on germ-fighting claims that cannot be substantiated.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has decided to drop frozen entrees containing a combination of fully cooked meat and/or poultry products and uncooked nonmeat ingredients from its definition of "ready-to-eat" foods.
It took 12 years, but the EPA finally issued a new rule on the labeling of aerosol foggers or "bug bombs." As of Oct. 1, the labels of total-release foggers must warn that they can cause a fire or explosion if used improperly.
Packaging for an approved new drug may be affected by FDA's proposed amendments to its new drug regulations. At issue is when any change to an approved new drug requires the filing of a supplemental new drug application (SNDA), when FDA prior approval is needed, and when a notice in an annual report is sufficient.