Head engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabiscoand Procter & Gamble begin a dialogue with machinery and controls suppliers on motion control standards for packaging. Part one.
Part two of our report covering a ground-breaking meeting last October where engineers from Anheuser-Busch, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Nabisco and Procter & Gamble spoke out about their packaging controls needs.
According to a recent study by Tecnon (UK) Ltd. (London, England), global consumption of polyethylene terephthalate resin used in packaging applications will rise from 4.45 million tons in 1997 to 11.53 million tons in 2007.
The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America are urging FDA to approve a pending health claim for labels that links soy protein with the prevention of coronary heart disease.
With an increasing number of products calling themselves "antibacterial" on labels and in advertising, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled its intention to crack down on germ-fighting claims that cannot be substantiated.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has decided to drop frozen entrees containing a combination of fully cooked meat and/or poultry products and uncooked nonmeat ingredients from its definition of "ready-to-eat" foods.