Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.
Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has opened a new 54ꯠ sq’ facility in Beaver, WV. The $6 million satellite plant includes a new polyester film extrusion line that will add 16 million lb of film and sheet output.
The Clinton administration is running out of time to leave its imprint on federal policy. Continued partisanship and the current focus on the November elections make further legislation problematic, so in many cases the administration is using regulation and executive orders to achieve its goals.
The multiplicity of different warning labels on food packages and other consumer products is confusing to consumers and, in many cases, has led consumers to discount or disregard the warnings, according to the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).
The GMA strongly supports the Product Stewardship Initiative that will be a central component of Massachusetts’ source reduction strategy. Under this initiative, the state works cooperatively with product manufacturers to decrease the amount of product packaging and provide for more reuse opportunities.