Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview

Trends and Issues

News
|

Labeling changes recommended

In a mid-December 2003 report commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Health Canada, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for redoing the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
News
|

Health claims labeling

FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rule making on how it will regulate qualified health claims. FDA solicited comments on three options. One would codify the current interim procedures and the ranking system based on the amount of scientific evidence.
News
|

Unfinished business

As I began to gear up for 2004, I realized that my office was littered with a whole raft of news and feature story applications that, for a variety of reasons, were not published.
The TechMark paper with embedded taggants can be easily verified by exposing the paper to ultraviolet light, as New Jersey Packa
Feature Article
|

Covert labels complete drug chain-of-custody

Security papers become pharmaceutical labels with a ‘history’ so that material can be tracked back to the mill.
Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
Feature Article
|

Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
News
|

FDA weighs in on obesity

The Food and Drug Administration commissioner Mark McClellan formed the Obesity Working Group to investigate what role FDA can play in fighting obesity.
Supplier News
|

Pipeline: DTE new marketing stream for drugs?

In past months, I’ve disclosed what I felt was wasteful spending by big pharma companies that inflate the cost of their medications, especially for U.S.
Supplier News
|

Companies

Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) acquired the remaining operating assets of Plassein Intl.
Materials Product Brief
|

Appleton Papers, Inc: Security label substrate

Appleton introduces its AssurMark™ Security Label Substrate, a security product for pressure-sensitive label applications. Label stock combines a highly destructible face stock with nonreproducible covert security fibers.
News
|

FDA sued over health claims

In mid-October, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group and the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued the Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency broke the law when it lowered its standards for allowing health claims on food labels.
News
|

Health claims Web pages

FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is reorganizing its Web pages to combine information in all categories of label health claims for both food and dietary supplements.
News
|

More U.S.-Canada harmonization

GMA president C. Manly Molpus called on the governments of the United States and Canada to work toward greater harmonization of regulatory standards to promote increased trade and trade efficiency.
News
|

Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
News
|

WD-40 tries can shaping to foil counterfeiters

Said to be the first asymmetrically shaped steel cans in the United States, WD-40's new 8- and 11-oz aerosol cans are made by Crown Holdings' Aerosol Packaging affiliate.
News
|

FDA seizes drugs from repackager

On September 15, FDA announced it had seized all drug products labeled in a foreign language or labeled as repacked by Alliance Wholesale Distributors and/or Local Repack, Inc., of Richton Park, IL.
Machine Product Brief
|

InkSure Technologies Inc: Authentication solutions

InkSure Technologies has launched a new line of covert authentication solutions that address problems caused by counterfeit packages or unlawful product diversion.
News
|

Amcor acquires Rexam Healthcare Flexibles

Amcor Flexibles will acquire Rexam Healthcare Flexibles, pending regulatory approvals.
News
|

EU biotech labeling slammed

The National Food Processors Assn. and the Grocery Manufacturers of America sharply criticized the European Union’s recently adopted labeling and traceability rules of foods and feeds containing genetically modified ingredients.

Pages

 

Newsletters
Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine

eClip

Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

On the Edge Blog

Workforce Development

PACKAGE DESIGN/
DEVELOPMENT

Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.