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General Mills 'Exprésses' itself

Two new product/package combinations from retail giant General Mills are just now reaching store shelves.
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Speakers at Supercorrexpo 2000

The Assn. of Independent Corrugated Converters has announced the featured general session speakers for the 2000 AICC annual meeting scheduled Oct. 25-28.
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GAO: weaknesses in functional foods regs

The GAO says current laws and regulations provide only limited assurance of the safety of dietary supplements and functional foods.
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'Added sugars' labeling considered

The FDA is asking for public comment on whether “added sugars” should be included on the Nutrition Facts label. The CSPI and 72 health experts and organizations petitioned the agency to require the listing of added sugars on food labels.
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What is fresh?

The FDA is examining whether use of the term “fresh” on product labels is truthful and not misleading when applied to products produced using new food processing technologies
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Cell phone safety

The jury remains out on whether or not the radiation emitted by a cell phone and absorbed by the body during use is harmful, but the industry itself is taking the lead on providing information to consumers on packaging and package inserts.
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BATF wants the whole bottle

Distillers applying to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) for approval of a liquor bottle that has the label etched, painted onto or embossed directly on the container must submit a filled bottle along with their label application.
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House forms biotech caucus

Congress is facing an increasing number of legislative decisions relating to products produced through biotechnology, such as labeling of biotech foods.
International Holographic Paper Co. (Chalfont, PA) has finished its new warehouse facility.
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Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL) announced the opening of its new pilot plant in Denton, TX.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The Geon Co. (Avon Lake, OH) and M.A. Hanna Co. (Cleveland, OH) announced their merger and the name of their new co., PolyOne Corp.
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International agreements

Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy) acquired the PET business of Shell Chemical Co. (Houston, TX).
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Appointments, promotions

KoSa (Charlotte, NC): George B. Gregory, president, CEO.
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Customer-friendly design

Canandaigua Wine Co., Canandaigua, NY, credits improved packaging design and flashy graphics for a 42% sales growth rate between 1998 and 1999.
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Tomato packing picks up speed

New blow-on print-and-apply labelers at UK tomato packer Hazlewood VHB have vastly improved labeling efficiencies. The Littlehampton, England, firm installed five Sirius labelers in late ’99, three in its Ash facility and two in Littlehampton.
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Shaped cans clean up for B2C sales

Ergonomic metal spray cans from Chase Products Co. contain a product-specific towel for cleanup. Customer-selected product mix in custom-packed, 8-count laminated case is prompted by Internet orders.

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