In an effort to eliminate infestations of the Asian longhorn beetle, which have devastated trees in various parts of the U.S., USDA and the Commerce Department have banned all forms of raw-wood packaging from China.
Beginning last September, Korbel Champagne Cellars of Guerneville, CA, changed the labels on its Brut, Extra Dry, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noir champagne bottles to commemorate the last year in this millennium.
In a recent study, 80% of 1궢 adults surveyed in Washington State in 1995 and 1996 reported reading nutrition labels. The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
It's been more than a year since FDA approved the irradiation of red meat, but USDA continues to drag its feet in producing regulations governing the use of irradiation on USDA-regulated beef products.
In adding Anew Day Force, an advanced "vertical lifting lotion," to its premium line of Anew skin-care products, New York-based Avon could have specified a glass jar similar to the one used for Anew Night Force lotion.
In a ruling that should give independent producers of corrugated packaging more competitive clout, the Antitrust Div. of the Justice Department has approved the formation of joint selling entities (JSE) among independents to serve customers seeking a single source of corrugated.
Alberto-Culver's back panel label for St. Ives Swiss Spa shampoo bottles recently won a first place in the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute Awards Competition (for more information on the TLMI awards, see p.