Archive for August, 2009

Organicville Salsas

Published: 31 August 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Organicville Foods Inc. has introduced new salsas to its line of USDA-certified organic, vegan, gluten and dairy-free products. The new varieties are mild, medium and pineapple salsa. All are made with tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapenos and green peppers. They are packaged in 12 oz. glass jars.

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Sunsweet Herbal Waters

Published: 28 August 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

The Sunsweet family of products will now include Organic Herbal Waters in four varieties: Calming, Replenishing, Focusing and Energizing. They are free from high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, preservatives, sugar substitutes and allergens. The new health-conscious drinks are packaged in 16 oz. glass bottles.

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Society of the Plastics Industry Launches $10 Million PR Plan to Defend BPA

Published: 27 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports the president of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Bill Carteaux, is “at war against mounting momentum to ban bisphenol A, a key ingredient in hard, clear plastic products.” The plastics industry has reportedly launched an unprecedented $10 million public relations blitz that uses many of the same tactics - […]

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Plastics Decompose in Oceans Quickly and Release BPA

Published: 26 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations, Sustainability

“BBC News” reports plastics decompose with surprising speed in the oceans, releasing contaminants into the water, according to new research. Dr Saido, a chemist at Nihon University in Chiba, Japan, said his team found that when some plastics decompose they release the chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) and PS oligomers into the water. Thousands of […]

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LA Residents Hold Toxic Baby Bottle Swap in Support of BPA Ban

Published: 25 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Los Angeles Times” blog Greenspace, a group of doctors, activists and legislators held a “toxic baby bottle swap” in Los Angeles last week in support of Senator Fran Pavley’s SB 797, which would ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers targeted at children under three years old. BPA is […]

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Elite Naturel Organic Juices

Published: 24 August 2009
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Elite Naturel juices are made with 100 percent organic fruits and contain no added sugars. The fruits are fast-processed, with very little time passing between harvesting the ripe fruits and starting the juicing. Elite Naturel uses the cold press method, include the seeds, and pasteurize just enough to maintain freshness. The lineup includes five new flavors: Acai Blend, Acai, Green Tea Pomegranate, Pomegranate and Watermelon. They are packaged in 4.2 oz. textured glass bottles.

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FDA Reviewing New Studies on BPA

Published: 24 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports the Food and Drug Administration said last week that it is reviewing new studies on bisphenol A (BPA) and expects to rule by November 30th on whether the chemical is safe for use in food and beverage containers. Some environmental activists have reportedly criticized the timeline, saying the government has […]

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Amid Recession, Consumers Rediscover Tap Water; Bottle Water Sales Decline

Published: 20 August 2009
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Sustainability

According to the “Los Angeles Times,” amid the recession, consumers have rediscovered tap water, leaving bottle water sales at a loss for the first time in at least five years. The news delighted environmentalists, who have long berated the industry for wasting natural resources and stuffing landfills with plastic bottles. According to consulting firm Beverage […]

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Two New York Counties, Albany and Schenectady, Pass BPA Ban

Published: 18 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/State & Federal Regulations

According to the “Albany Times Union” (New York), Schenectady Democratic County Legislator Brian Gordon and his Republican colleague, Angelo Santabarbara, cosponsored legislation banning the sale or availability of children’s beverage containers containing bisphenol A (BPA) in Schenectady County, New York. The legislation passed into law last week states first time violators will be fined $500 […]

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Massachusetts Health Officials Warn Parents of Young Children to Avoid BPA

Published: 17 August 2009
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Reproductive/Hormonal Changes

According to the “The Boston Globe,” Massachusetts public health officials warned parents of young children to avoid storing infant formula or breast milk in plastic bottles containing bisphenol A, and urged pregnant or breast-feeding women to avoid the common chemical in other food and drink containers. Massachusetts is one of the first states to issue […]

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