Archive for March, 2008

New Diet Steaz Flavors

Published: 25 March 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0408-08.jpgSteaz has introduced “healthier” alternatives to its line of beverages, made with certified organic ingredients. New Diet Steaz are available in four mouth-watering varieties, including Black Cherry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Orange, and Raspberry. Diet Steaz are available now in 12 oz. glass containers.

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Annie’s Maple Ginger Dressing

Published: 25 March 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0408-06.jpgAnnie’s Organic Maple Ginger Dressing combines the tang of balsamic vinegar with the sweetness of real maple syrup. The unique mixture of flavors is topped off with ginger and Dijon mustard. Use this dressing to jazz up a salad, marinade meat, or mix with winter squash! Annie’s Organic Maple Ginger dressing is packaged in 8 oz. glass bottles.

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Simply Organic Spices & Seasonings

Published: 24 March 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0408-05.jpgNew to the simply organic line, these spices and seasonings will make any dish delectable. They can be used while cooking or at the table. Simply Organic has introduced all-purpose seasoning, celery salt, and a chili powder blend, among other varieties. These organic seasonings feature all organic ingredients and are available in .42 oz. or 2.08 oz. glass bottles.

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Drew’s Organic Black Bean, Cilantro & Corn Salsa

Published: 24 March 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0408-04.jpgNew from Chef Drew’s kitchen comes another addition to his line of 100% organic salsas. Drew’s Organic Black Bean, Cilantro & Corn Salsa combines the perfect blend of organic black beans, cilantro, corn, ripe tomatoes, onions, chipotle peppers, and just the right amount of limejuice. This new salsa is available in 12 oz. glass jars featuring cut and stack labeling depicting fresh vegetables.

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Green Lakes Organic Ale

Published: 24 March 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

npg-0408-02.jpgDeschutes Brewery’s new Green Lakes Organic Ale is a certified organic beer brewed with five types of 100% organic malted barley and balanced with Liberty and Salmon-Safe Sterling hops. It is easy to drink and easy on the environment. Green Lakes Organic Ale is packaged in 22 oz. glass bottles featuring green and blue-hued cut and stack labeling.

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Consumers Avoid Polycarbonate Plastic Bottles Due to Concerns about Plastic Chemicals

Published: 20 March 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Packaging CONCERNS

According to Toronto’s “Globe and Mail,” many people are avoiding polycarbonate bottles and food containers because of reports that such products leach trace amounts of an estrogen mimicking chemical known as bisphenol A (BPA). Environmental Defence, a Toronto-based conservation group that is lobbying the federal government to ban plastics containing BPA from food-contact uses, […]

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Chemicals in Polycarbonate Plastic May Pose Health Risks

Published: 19 March 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Louisville Courier-Journal” reports the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) reportedly leaches from polycarbonate plastic, whether old or new, and may pose health risks, according to a recent study at the University of Cincinatti. If boiling water is poured into the bottle, BPA reportedly leaches out as much as 55 times faster. BPA also […]

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Glass Baby Bottles Make Big Comeback

Published: 18 March 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Organic Products in Glass, Packaging CONCERNS

The “Associated Press” reports that glass baby bottles are making a comeback in response to consumer concerns about the allegedly harmful chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in hard plastic bottles. Babies “R” Us has reportedly had a dramatic increase in glass bottle sales in the spring of 2007 and current sales are more than five […]

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Congressional Investigation Finds Firm Delayed Cancellation of Harmful Drug

Published: 18 March 2008
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to “ABC World News Tonight,” a congressional investigation into Weinberg Group, a “science-based business consulting firm” based in Washington, DC, has revealed that the firm delayed the cancellation of a harmful drug by 10 years to benefit its corporate clients and their products. Congress opened an investigation into the firm’s activities because of […]

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WRAP Study Reveals Glass Bottling and PET Bottling Produce Similar Carbon Emissions

Published: 17 March 2008
Category: Recycling, Sustainability

Europe’s “Food Production Daily” reports a study published by WRAP suggests that manufacturing light-weighted glass is less carbon intensive than manufacturing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles on a per unit weight basis. WRAP Director of Retail and Organics Programmes, Richard Swannel, said in a statement that this report: “demonstrates the positive environmental impact of lightweighting […]

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