Freshness is essential to the products marketed by Nature's Herbs. So this American Fork, UT, manufacturer of herbal dietary supplements uses a variety of components in a system it calls FreshCare® to guarantee product freshness and potency.
The top award in container distributors competition was won by a coextruded drug bottle that keeps out light and moisture. Other winners display distributor prowess in technology, decorating and sourcing of components that meet packager needs.
Packaging costs could skyrocket for makers of drugs in two-piece capsules-if new FDA rules mandate sealing. All drug makers show concern over capsule identification and potential tamper-evident pack changes.
Most food marketers use accurate data in the Nutrition Facts panels that began to appear on packages earlier this year. So reported Dr. David Kessler, FDA commissioner, in mid-December about a random sampling of 300 products taken off grocery store shelves.
Even though there is pressure from within the food industry for modifications aimed at easing restrictions of health claims on food labels, the Food and Drug Administration doesn't appear to be in a mood to make many changes.