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FDA OKs functional food

In what many observers think will be the first in a flood of new "functional foods," FDA gave a green light for the sale of Take Control, a new margarine manufactured by Lipton that in tests sharply lowered cholesterol.
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Mead Johnson?s use of the nonround paper/foil canister marked the second commercial application of this new package. While th
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Unconventional packaging fuels a product launch

A nonround canister and a 12-count 'purse pack' are the package formats chosen by Mead Johnson to launch a new kind of calcium supplement called Viactiv.
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International Paper: Milk and juice packaging

International Paper (Purchase, NY) has introduced a new generation of packaging for juice and milk products. Tru-Taste(TM) Gold for juice uses multiple layers of high-performance resins and a contact layer of LDPE.
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Supplement labels

Dietary supplement labels now must contain more complete information, including a clear identity statement, a complete list of ingredients and a new "Supplement Facts" information panel.
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Kellogg, IP team up in school

A new school milk program from Kellogg Co. and International Paper (Memphis, TN) features 8-oz milk cartons displaying popular Kellogg characters on the side panels.
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Court criticizes FDA on rejected claims

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, considered the most influential court of appeals on regulatory matters, essentially rejected FDA's high-handed approach to denying health claims deemed lacking "significant scientific agreement." It faulted the agency for failing to define "significant scientific agreement" and for refusing even to consider allowing manufacturers to make some label claims as long as they're mitigated by an FDA-approved disclaimer statement.
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FDA cuts deal on functional foods

After months of discussion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reached an agreement with Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products to bring the company's cholesterol-reducing margarine, Benecol, to market as a conventional food rather than as a dietary supplement.
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Protecting gourmet flavors for canines

Breeder's Choice opts for a high-barrier, all-plastic lamination for two sizes of its new Pinnacle super-premium dog foods. Long shelf life, nutrient protection and minimizing of infestation are among benefits.
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How to protect an effervescent tablet

NSI wanted new effervescent tablets to stand out from the crowd. A PP tube with a metallized label and desiccant cap are just the ticket.
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Dairy bottle blocks light?

In unveiling last month a bottle made of polyethylene terephthalate for 16-oz milk, Dallas-based Schepps Dairy was not the first to put fresh, refrigerated milk in PET (see Packaging World, November '97, p.

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