Archive for January, 2008

Phthalates and BPA Raise Concerns for Human Health

Published: 31 January 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “Newsweek,” because many chemicals on the market today were grandfathered in under the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 without scrutiny, we really don’t know the effects of “potentially hazardous classes of compounds”—such as the plastic strengthener bisphenol A (BPA), flame retardants known as PBDEs, and plastic softeners called phthalates—on human health. […]

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Organic Kaboom Infinite Wellness Juice

Published: 31 January 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0208-09.jpgKaboom Infinite Wellness Juices offer a proprietary blend of USDA Certified Organic juices that are designed to give consumers the optimal amounts of antioxidants and vitamins, while containing no added sugars and half the calories of other leading premium and wellness juice blends. Kaboom Infinite Wellness Juices are produced with a commitment to health, sustainability and social responsibility, and are available in Orange Passion and Pomegranate Berry varieties in elegant, eye-catching 15.25 oz. glass bottles.

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University of Missouri Research Team Repudiates Government’s Findings on BPA

Published: 30 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports researchers at the University of Missouri are “furious” at conclusions reached by a federal panel assessing the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in the manufacturing of some plastic food and beverage containers, and have recently published a study in the journal Reproductive Toxicology that “strikes at […]

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Sweet Leaf Organic Pomegranate Green Tea

Published: 30 January 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0208-08.jpgIn response to consumer demand, Sweet Leaf has introduced Organic Pomegranate Green Tea, which is made with organic cane sugar, organic pomegranate juice, and organic green tea. Sweet Leaf Pomegranate Green Tea is sold in the brand’s original 16 oz. glass bottle and has only 60 calories per 8 oz. serving. This refreshing new beverage also offers health advantages, boasting high levels of antioxidants that may help promote cardiovascular health.

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Government Committee Investigates Potential Leaching of BPA

Published: 29 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to “The Columbus Dispatch,” members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are investigating whether Abbott, a Columbus company formerly known as Ross Products, uses bisphenol A (BPA) in the lining of formula cans, and if the compound leaks from the metal cans into the liquid. Several studies have reportedly linked BPA to […]

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Nurture by Nature’s Organic Maté Teas

Published: 29 January 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0208-04.jpgNurture by Nature encourages consumers to enjoy a “Maté-A-Day,” which is why the company recently released three new tantalizing flavors to its line of upscale beverages. Mixed Berry Maté, Sweet Pear Maté, Brazilian Orange Maté, and Honey Lemon Maté are fresh brewed, organic, naturally sweetened, and are presented in Nurture by Nature’s modern recyclable 16 oz. glass bottles.

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“Residues of plastics have become ubiquitous in the environment—and in our bodies.”

Published: 28 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to Science News, “Residues of plastics have become ubiquitous in the environment—and in our bodies.” The plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) lines the interiors of food, beer, and soft-drink cans, and BPA chemicals may leach into the products they contact. A new study conducted for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey […]

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R. W. Knudsen Organic Juices

Published: 28 January 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0208-01.jpgR.W. Knudsen Family is proud to provide organic choices, such as the new Organic Acai Berry, Organic Black Currant Nectar, and Organic Pomegranate Nectar Juices. The company uses the best ingredients to produce juices true to nature. A 6 oz. serving of R.W. Knudsen Organic juice is the equivalent of one serving of fruit. R. W. Knudsen’s new organic juices are packaged in 32 oz. glass bottles.

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Health Canada Investigates Leaching of BPA into Baby Bottles and Formula Cans

Published: 23 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The Globe and Mail reports, “Health Canada is conducting studies to try to find out how much bisphenol A (BPA) is leaking out of polycarbonate baby bottles and infant formula cans.” The chemical is reportedly under review because it mimics estrogen, and a growing body of research has allegedly linked “low-level exposures, particularly during […]

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U.S. Congress Investigates Chemical Used in Many Children’s and Infant Products

Published: 22 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the U.S. congress is investigating the potential harmfulness of the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in formula cans. A congressional committee—including Michigan Democrats Rep. John Dingell, chairman of the committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Bart Stupak, who chairs a subcommittee—is launching an investigation into the use […]

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