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Friday, November 12, 2010

Packaging updates


"Pack Balancing Act", my October-2010 column in PrintAction, reports on the latest developments in packaging in Canada--including the recently implemented PACSecure food safety certification program. https://www.box.net/shared/8xzv4kk0tn

Regrettably, I just noticed a typo in the October issue (paragraph 4, page 32), which erroneously states:  "Already PACSecure has certified a dozen or so progressive Canadian packaging companies ...".  Instead, it should have read "half a dozen or so".  In fact, as recently as PAC's 27-Oct-2010 recall and traceability workshop in Toronto, the number of companies to have become certified under PACSecure was exactly 6.  The program is that new!  Additionally, my November-2010 column reports that Deco Labels and Tags is poised to become Canada's first label company to achieve certification under PACSecure. https://www.box.net/shared/lx31eionez

Prior to the publication of both these columns, I was delighted to have begun exchanging news with several international packaging contacts via LinkedIn.  Now or in future, I'd welcome further feedback on the complex and urgent demands being placed on packagers regarding food safety, environmental sustainability, and other topical issues, in Canada, the U.S., and other countries around the globe.