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Beyond the 'pail'

Regulatory reformers on Capitol Hill are fond of citing ludicrous examples of government agencies attempting to regulate away every potential problem. Sometimes these stories are apocryphal.
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FDA revises standards for single-serve dairy containers

It may seem like too little and too late, but the Food and Drug Administration recently issued its 1993 revision of "Standards for the Fabrication of Single Service Containers and Closures for Milk and Milk Products." Federal and state regulatory inspectors use these standards as the basis for inspecting plants manufacturing dairy packaging.
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IoPP scolds PW correspondents

In a letter to Packaging World, Laurie Root, manager of technical activities for the Institute of Packaging Professionals, Herndon, VA, took issue with the way Washington correspondents Bob Gatty and Cecilia Blalock characterized the approach of the new Congress to regulatory activity in their January '95 column.
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Common sense approach to regulations?

So far, so good seems to be the consensus among packaging industry lobbyists as Congress continues to move swiftly on regulatory reform, part of the House Republicans' Contract With America.
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Deregulation would affect packaging industry

Efforts by Congress to ease the federal regulatory burdens on business could have a big impact on all aspects of the packaging industry. Rep. David McIntosh (R-IN), a leader in the deregulation efforts, outlined a three-phase process.
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U.S. packaging rules square with UN recommendations

Performance-oriented packaging regs for hazardous material shipping are more sweeping than simply shifting to United Nations standards. Some changes relating to drum packages are being criticized.
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FDA's Kessler becoming target of anti-regulatory forces

FDA and its Administrator, Dr. David Kessler, are becoming the focal point for deregulation proponents on Capitol Hill. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) repeatedly has singled out FDA as an example of a government regulator that is hamstringing American business.
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Discussions continue with FDA on labeling

Representatives of the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) met with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials in early February to discuss NFPA's petition to amend labeling regulations of health claims for foods.
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Cancer panel says smokers being mislead by packaging

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pondering recommendations by an ad hoc committee of the President's Cancer Panel, which said cigarette packaging misleads smokers by listing very low tar and nicotine contents and not indicating how much a smoker might actually inhale.

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