Like virtually no other packaging commodity, corrugated paper quality varies widely from pulp-rich North America to markets that import recycled paper like the Far East. Now, the economic slowdown in the Far East may be changing the outlook for corrugated.
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Today, searching for global packaging standards has gotten easier with the advent of the Web. Several third-party standards distributors now offer standards from literally hundreds of standards developing organizations (SDOs).
Ferrolito Vultaggio & Sons, creator of dazzling packages for its AriZona Beverages, is at it again. Blue Luna Caf/, a line of ready-to-drink coffees, debuted last month in a double-handled blue-tinted glass bottle resembling a Grecian urn.
FDA is seeking suggestions for a new category name for a tampon that absorbs 15 to 18 g of fluid. It has suggested "ultra absorbency." The new category would be added to "junior," "regular," "super" and "super plus," each of which has an established absorbency level ranging from 6 to 15 g under the 1990 tampon labeling regulation.
Several new bills have been introduced in Congress to require country-of-origin labeling on products containing imported meat and meat products. The bills would amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act so that packaging not containing a label identifying the country of origin of imported meat and meat products would be considered misbranded.