National Label Co. (Lafayette Hill, PA) and Harland Machine Systems (Manchester, England) have formed an alliance for the sale and distribution of Harland Labeling Systems throughout North America and Puerto Rico.
"Functional" foods are poised to become the hottest trend in food marketing, but labeling remains an unresolved issue. The Food and Drug Administration says it is working on regulations for these loosely defined products that claim to offer a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, but offers no timetable.
FDA is taking too long to issue its final changes in labeling requirements for irradiated foods, complained the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) in testimony before the House Commerce Committee in October.
Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a brochure on its newest capper and uncapper, Model BT94. Features automatic container clamping, positive closure chucking and applied torque resolution of ±1/2 in-lb.
Kalish's (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Supercap DL caps bottles as tall as 10" with closures ranging in size from 20 to 100 mm. To accommodate varying container heights, the adjustment is motorized, requiring no tools.
ISO 9002 certification: Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI); Huntsman Packaging (Salt Lake City, UT) for its Dalton, GA, facility; CCL Container (Rosemont, IL) for its Hermitage, PA, aerosol facility (formerly Advanced Monobloc).
A new Congress means another attempt by the food industry to enact the National Uniformity for Food Act, legislation establishing, among other things, a uniform system of labeling requirements...USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will postpone eliminating face-to-face meetings to approve labels, as planned.