Archive for January, 2006

Product recalled because of bisphenol A

Published: 29 January 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

According to the Cavalier Daily, Charlottesville’s Ragged Mountain Running Shop has decided to stop carrying the polycarbonate Nalgene water bottles after recent “scientific findings showed the plastic used to manufacture Nalgene brand bottles emits a toxic gas when exposed to certain chemicals such as bleach.”

The article further reports that the “polycarbonate bottles manufactured by Nalgene […]

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Can we get diabetes from plastic?

Published: 21 January 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

ScienceNews.org reports on a new study in mice that found that “exposure to small amounts of an ingredient in polycarbonate plastic may increase a person’s risk of diabetes.” This ingredient, ScienceNews.org reports, is bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics that is used to make dental sealants, sturdy microwavable plastics, linings for metal food […]

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Prego Organic

Published: 6 January 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image America’s favorite substitute for homemade pasta sauce, Prego, has recently released their new Prego Organic Sauce line available in 25-ounce glass jars in either Tomato Basil or Mushroom varieties. Prego Organic Pasta Sauce offers the same great taste as their original sauces and is made with organically grown vine-ripened tomatoes and a blend of organic herbs, like sweet basil and savory oregano. These organic line extensions continue to help CPG companies reach out to organic shoppers.

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Guayaki Yerba Mate—An Organic Energy Drink

Published: 6 January 2006
Category: Organic Products in Glass

product image Business leaders project the organic market to grow roughly 20 percent annually (compared to the general food market, which is estimated around 3 percent), and beverage makers are scurrying to help organics continue to move into more categories, as seen with Guayaki Yerba Mate, a innovate new organic energy drink. This exciting new beverage is packaged in 16-ounce stock glass bottles that feature cut and stack labeling.

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Phthalate Replacement — A Healthy Start

Published: 6 January 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

Some research has produced alternatives to some chemicals in plastics that have been linked by a number of researchers to infertility in men. The story appeared in Foodproductiondaily.com.

“Jan 6, 2006 - A biodegradable plasticiser can be be used in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging as a replacement for for phthalates, a chemical linked with infertility in […]

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Diabetes and Insulin rejection

Published: 3 January 2006
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Number 1 January 2006

According to this abstract, “poor diet and lack of exercise are known contributors to the epidemic of type 2 diabetes spreading around the world. Now researchers have implicated another possible culprit in the rise of the disease [EHP 114:106-112].”

A team of Spanish and Mexican researchers led this study […]

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Take a Page from THE Experts

Published: 1 January 2006
Category: Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS

At the start of this year, John Hopkins (Cancer News from Johns Hopkins Hospital) sent out information on Dioxins and plastics. Here are a few key steps one may want to keep in mind when working with any foods:

No plastic containers in microwave. No water bottles in freezer. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Why?

“Dioxins are highly […]

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