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.
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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administrations 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.
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.
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.