GMA’s director of international trade and environmental affairs told a California Senate committee that proposals to require labeling of biotech products, such as those pending in Congress and in the California legislature, mistakenly raise questions about food safety and contribute to global trade tensions.
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Brazil took the U.S. off its list of countries that must fumigate its solid wood packing material (SWPM) before it leaves the country and must include a phytosanitary certificate before being exported.
Rexam Medical Packaging (Mundelein, IL) will invest $25 million in new equipment over the next two years, including new tandem coextrusion coating and laminating equipment, blown film coextrusion capacity, and custom-designed bag-and pouch-making equipment.
International Paper (Purchase, NY) has offered to purchase all outstanding shares of Champion Intl. (Stamford, CT). International Paper has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Motorola, Inc.
Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bernhard Baumgartner, president, CEO; Ronald Wallner, vp, COO; Rick Niespodziani, vp, service; Rob Hoskins, mgr., regional sales; Gary Burnside, mgr., regional sales; Pat Carroll, mgr., regional sales.
“Campbell Soup Co. today announced the most comprehensive new product and packaging initiative in its history.”That, in a May 17 press release, is how Camden, NJ-based Campbell introduced the easy-open full-panel ends soon to appear on all of Campbell’s ready-to-serve soups.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has formed a “Paperless Labeling Task Force” to investigate how timely distribution of full prescribing information can be provided to pharmacists using new technologies instead of relying on the printed package inserts now required by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).