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What is Required to Establish a Functional Barrier?

With all the recent announcements of potential chemicals migrating from inks and adhesives into foods through various barrier films (ITX, BPA...

How is "Net Weight" Defined under Global Trade Regulations?

We are looking for a precise definition of a product "Net Weight" for compliance to Global Trade Regulations. For example, for an MP3 player...

Is Finished Article Testing Required When No End Test is Specified?

When an end test is not required for a specific polymer (i.e., polypropylene, polyethylene, olefin) in a food-contact article (i.e., 21 CFR 177...

Is the Use of the Oxo-Biodegradable Logo on Plastic Bags Allowed in California?

Is the use of the Oxo-Biodegradable logo on plastic bags allowed in California?

What are the "Made in USA" Labeling Requirements for a Product Manufactered in U.S. and China?

Our product has two components; one is made in China and the other is made in the U.S. We realize that we have to disclose China, so can we...

What are the "Slack Fill" Restrictions in the U.S. and EU?

Are there any legal requirement on product's degree of filling in a package, or maximum headspace allowed within a package in either the EU or U...

Can You Explain Plastic Bag Suffocation Warning Requirements?

Is specific wording required on suffocation warning labels on plastic bags, such as "WARNING: This bag is not a toy. Please dispose of properly...

Are Garment Washing Instructions Required on the Outside of a Package?

I have a body shaper garment with a sewn-in garment label that includes washing instructions printed on it, and I am using a box to package the...

What are Canada's Regulations on Warning Labels?
  1. We pack products in plastic pouches that we intend to ship to Canada. If the pouch is thicker than 1/1000 inch, then does it NOT require a...
What are FDA's Regulations on Food Packaging and Microwave Use?
  1. Are there any FDA regulations that specifically deal with food packaging and microwave use? We are seeing more customers wanting a letter...