The OMAC Motion for Packaging Working Group will meet at Pack Expo Intl. 2000 in Chicago on Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For details, phone the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute at 703/243-8555.
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has announced that the revised and updated American National Standard Institute/PMMI B155.1, American National Standard for Packaging Machinery and Packaging-Related Converting Machinery, Safety Requirements for Construction, Care and Use, is now available.
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) along with other food groups filed formal petitions with the Food Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to establish clear guidelines for the voluntary use of genetically modified designations such as “GM-free,” “Non-GM,” and others on product labels or in advertising.
As Haagen-Dazs® prepared to launch Dulce de Leche Low-fat Frozen Yogurt and Mango Ice Cream, marketers there decided that the packages for the new products needed to be a little jazzier than packages used for the company’s flagship brand.
Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL, has developed a new powdered soft drink called Health Quenchers. With additional ingredients meant to enhance a healthful lifestyle, Health Quenchers drink crystals hit retail shelves in April in a package designed by Lipson Alport Glass & Associates, (Northbrook, IL).
Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH) opened up its doors last month to a few young and promising package designers. The international design consultancy welcomed 20 three- to five-year-old students from James E.
Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.