After months of speculation, water in plastic bottles from Atlanta, GA-based The Coca-Cola Co. is the real thing in the U.S. The pale blue-tinted polyethylene terephthalate bottles provide a distinctive appearance for Dasani, which the company expects to launch nationwide this spring.
In an effort to eliminate infestations of the Asian longhorn beetle, which have devastated trees in various parts of the U.S., USDA and the Commerce Department have banned all forms of raw-wood packaging from China.
Beginning last September, Korbel Champagne Cellars of Guerneville, CA, changed the labels on its Brut, Extra Dry, Brut Rose and Blanc de Noir champagne bottles to commemorate the last year in this millennium.
In a recent study, 80% of 1궢 adults surveyed in Washington State in 1995 and 1996 reported reading nutrition labels. The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
It's been more than a year since FDA approved the irradiation of red meat, but USDA continues to drag its feet in producing regulations governing the use of irradiation on USDA-regulated beef products.