The new TFS 10 is a low- to mid-volume tube filler from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) designed to meet the needs of contract packagers, private-label manufacturers, and other small-run pharmaceuticals and cosmetics manufacturers.
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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.
Congress has picked up the pace on FDA reform, with legislation moving in both the House and Senate. Strongly backed by food manufacturers is language in the Senate bill providing that health claims on food labels would be presumed to be authorized if the claim is based on, and consistent with, findings of a federal health agency or of the National Academy of Sciences.
Packaging professionals are becoming scarcer at Pillsbury. Now the company is sourcing its packaging through teams, and it relies far more on suppliers for packaging R&D. Still, it seeks to cut time from the process.
A trio of latest-generation blow/fill/seal machines for aseptic respiratory care products are the first in the U.S. Dey Laboratories receives one-third higher production, better sterility and labor-saving CIP/SIP.