from InterBev 2000: Antarctica brand guarana beverage from Brazil-based Ambev has a toy prize inside the hollow 'cap' that tops the shrink wrapped 8-oz PET bottles. Each patented, ring-shaped Cap Container contains one of 40 different Pokémon™ figures.
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The Directory of Packaging Consultants from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is now available in searchable format or as a free download on the new IoPP Packaging Consultants Council Web site at http://www.packagingconsultants.org/.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington, DC-based consumer activist group, is calling on the FDA to halt the sale of dozens of functional foods it says contain ingredients not considered safe by the agency.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is in the process of finalizing its labeling regulations for organic food products. It expects to complete the task by the end of 2000, which will be followed by a 12 to 18 month implementation period.