Roger Caracappa, senior vice president global packaging at New York-based Estée Lauder, talks about how his background in marketing made him a suitable candidate for head of packaging at the $4.7 billion cosmetics firm.
FDA gave the nod to the first of its qualified claims when it allowed packages of almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and peanuts to contain the statement: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 oz per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” The label must also tell consumers to check the back label for full calorie and fat information.
In comments to the Food and Drug Administration, GMA proposed the establishment of a premarket notification program for qualified health claims on food labels based on the existing model used for generally recognized as safe (GRAS) substances and food contact materials.
The American Frozen Food Institute, Grocery Manufacturers of America, and the National Food Processors Assn. submitted joint comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture detailing their objections to the proposed country-of-origin labeling guidelines that will be used as a model for mandatory regulations taking effect on September 30, 2004.