Although its square bottles have four panels, Nutrilite applies what it refers to as a five-panel label
9;so-called because the
Feature Article

Servo control offers labeling latitude

To comply with FDA's labeling rules, Amway's Nutrilite Div. relies on a labeler with 12 independent servo-driven stations that permit fast changeover, high speed and improved copy-to-panel registration for square bottles of vitamins.
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A checkweigher verifies that each bag has the correct tablet count (left), eliminating the need for an operator to verify counts
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Vitamins in a vacuum

Vacuum packages of vitamin tablets in foil, believed to be a first, provide Amway's Nutrilite Div. with a unique look for Pacific Rim markets.

Final rule issued on dietary supplement labeling

More than two years in the making, a final rule on dietary supplements has finally been issued. It takes effect March 23, 1999, and it applies to products containing ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or amino acids intended to supplement the diet.
Sanitation measures in the HEPA-filtered packaging room include full garb, mask and boots for the operator, who also passes thro
Feature Article

Nature's Pleasures launches fresh-cut apple slic es

This processor may not be the first to package apple slices in an extended shelf-life MAP format. But management believes its technology gives it an edge over those who pioneered the concept.
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'Open wide!' Down the hatch go GMPs for dietary supplements (sidebar)

Writing on the wall for dietary supplement labels
Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
Feature Article

Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
A HACCP system could be force-fed to producers of dietary supplements such as the products (above) produced by Phoenix, AZ-based
Supplier News

'Open wide!' Down the hatch go GMPs for dietary supplements

FDA may force-feed HACCP system to manufacturers. Companies threaten to gag on new rules.
Materials Product Brief

Sorbent caps

To save container space and eliminate loose desiccant cartridges, Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Desicap® sorbent caps, which have a desiccant in the cap of a product container to provide invisible moisture protection.

Dietary supplement labeling moves forward

Health claims on dietary supplement labels should continue to be approved the same way as for conventional foods, according to a draft report issued by the President's Commission on dietary supplement labeling.

Dietary supplements Kellogg wants claim Where's the fat?

ACalifornia State Dept. of Conservation study of that state's beverage container recycling law recommends changes that would simplify the way the bottle deposits fund recycling, potentially reducing paperwork for packagers.


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