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Biotech food updates

In comments to FDA, the National Food Processors Assn. reiterated its support of FDA’s proposed guidance for voluntary labeling of biotech foods.
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FDA summons consumer input

FDA will conduct consumer focus groups to ascertain consumers’ understanding, perceptions, and acceptance of food label statements on irradiation.
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FDA reorganizes food additive functions

FDA replaced its Office of Premarket Approval with a new Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS) in an effort to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its reviews.
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American Bank Note Holographics, Inc: TE holographic label

HoloSeal™ from American Bank Note (Elmsford, NY) is a tamper evident holograph device used in a product label that seals the manufacturer’s package or container.
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Top Oil counters with 'Super' decoration

As this issue goes to press, Asian automotive distributors are beginning to sell a new motor oil line armed with special front-and-back bottle decorations that fight counterfeiting.
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100% proof of identity

Ukrainian importers of the Smirnoff brand of vodka overcame counterfeit sales this spring by adding a clear polyvinyl chloride neck shrink sleeve that features an optically variable device (OVD) to ensure product brand identity.
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SouthPack 2001 wrap

SouthPack ’01 brought packaging manufacturers together from April 24 to 26 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. The three-day show managed to spark some new technology interests, although many exhibitors were quick to notice the slow pace of attendees throughout the exhibition hall.
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Business wins a round on ergonomics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s comprehensive ergonomics regulations, which would have taken effect in October, were overturned by Congress in a first-time use of the Congressional Review Act of 1996.
Antibacterial  products like this hand soap would have to be very careful of its status with EPA before selecting package compon
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EPA trying to wrap up packaging standard

Agency would require containers for pesticide and anti-microbial products to pass DOT performance tests.
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A heads up to food manufacturers

The proliferation of new food products in which botanicals and other novel ingredients are added to conventional foods prompted the Food and Drug Administration to send a cautionary letter.
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P&G puts packaging a click away

Procter & Gamble’s director of corporate purchases talks about how packaging design and procurement will become increasingly web-based and collaborative.
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Proposed new biotech food rules

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a 120-day premarket notification for biotech foods in which manufacturers would provide the FDA with information demonstrating that the product is as safe as its conventional counterpart.
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Stop faulty garlic claims

The Center for Science in the Public Interest submitted formal petitions to both Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission in December to halt labeling and advertising claims that garlic supplements reduce cholesterol by some manufacturers of dietary supplements.
Gorton's of Gloucester operated with an HACCP program 20 years before it was required, and its packaging has several control poi
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Something fishy about HACCP

FDA and USDA plan to re-examine seafood and meat inspection programs, and to consider possible tightening of regulations.
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Open up and say 'Ah' (sidebar)

FDA sticks its nose into antihistamines
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Vampires maybe, cholesterol no

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is advising consumers that many label and ad claims that garlic supplements lower cholesterol are false and misleading.
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New health claim for heart disease

The Federal Drug Administration has approved a new health claim for food labels linking plant sterol or plant stanol to a reduction in coronary heart disease.
Church & Dwight's complex, two-layer top label deftly balances high-speed application, consumer convenience and food-grade TE re
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Over-the-top effort solves TE challenges

Arm & Hammer’s p-s TE label for its new HDPE shaker bottle of baking soda uses two types of adhesives. The duo performs tamper-evidence while it meets regulatory requirements for foods.

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