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Impact of external influences on food packaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  411629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the food supply is dependent upon an effective packaging system, threats to packaging represent implied threats to food processing and distribution. Enacted and potential legislation and regulation are retarding technological and commercial progress in food packaging and have already restricted some food packaging/processins systems. The results of these external influences is not simply the sum of the individual acts, but is a cascading self-imposed arresting of food packaging/processing advancement. The technological bases for the enacted and proposed legislation and regulation are presented in the enumeration of the external influences on food packaging. Economic and sociological arguments and facts surrounding the issues are also presented. Among the external influences on food packaging detailed are indirect additives, nutritional labeling, benefit:risk, solid waste and litter, environmental pollution, universal product code, and food industry productivity. The magnitude of the total impact of these external influences upon the food supply is so large that assertive action must be taken to channel these influences into more productive awareness. An objective and comprehensive public communications program supported by the technological community appears mandatory.
A L Brody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CRC critical reviews in food science and nutrition     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0099-0248     ISO Abbreviation:  CRC Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513255     Medline TA:  CRC Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Advertising as Topic
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Food Additives
Food Labeling
Food-Processing Industry*
Legislation, Drug
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Refuse Disposal
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Aerosols; 0/Food Additives

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