Material health

Shipping case cleanliness

Recycling reduces bacterial loading for corrugated shippers

In new study of corrugated shippers from six U.S. manufacturers, 100% of packages meet acceptable sanitation levels. Single-use purpose is said to contribute to cleanliness.
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How migration occurs

The need for low migration packaging...and compliance

The definition, science and compliance requirements for low migration packaging are evolving to meet the needs of food brands and consumers, says one supplier's regulatory compliance chief.

McDonald’s agrees to phase out foam cups

Amid pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. moves to replace its PS hot beverage cups with paper material.
Feature Article

Mineral oil: a need for more data

Concerns arise over the potential migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons into food from recycled paperboard packaging. What can we do as an industry to address the issue?

FDA rejects petition to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging

Article from CBS News reports on FDA’s official statement regarding the use of BPA, in response to a petition filed in 2008.

Campbell Soup to phase out BPA in can linings

Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World cite public and consumer pressure as the catalyst for Campbell’s announcement.

Report claims Campbell's childrens' soups test highest for BPA

A new study by the Breast Cancer Fund records the presence of BPA in canned foods marketed to children; Campbell’s tests highest.
Package Case Study

Artisan cottage cheese gets glass jar packaging

Dairy switches to glass jar for cottage cheese made with 100% grass-fed organic milk for premium appearance, material health, and recyclability.
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