The Food & Drug Administration capped its regulatory efforts to make two-piece gelatin OTC capsules harder to tamper with by requiring manufacturers to seal capsules and to use at least one "tamper-evident" packaging feature.
New software helps SmithKline Beecham comply with FDA GMPs for creating and disseminating packaging specifications. Software permits validation of packaging spec dissemination process, virtually eliminating exposure to compliance violations. Part one of two.
Responding to a petition by soy protein maker Protein Technologies Intl., the Food and Drug Administration has proposed new health claims linking soy protein with a reduction in coronary heart disease.
Many types of household products sporting "antibacterial" labels are being snapped up by germ-wary consumers, but there is growing concern among government regulators and health professionals that many labels are misleading.
A new treatment for respiratory problems in pigs and chickens is administered in the field, where the breakability of glass packaging is a concern. A homopolymer PEN bottle provides a shatter-resistant answer and delivers all the shelf life needed.
USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has decreed that as of August 1999 egg cartons must bear a label indicating that eggs must be refrigerated and that uncracked, uncooked eggs must be kept at a temperature of 45°F while being processed and shipped to consumers.