Eric F. Greenberg Articles

One of Eric’s long-time affiliations has been his service as a Contributing Editor of Packaging World, for which he writes monthly columns analyzing current legal developments affecting the packaging industries.  We are pleased to provide reprints of those columns here as an educational resource for our members.

December 2018
Despite lots of recall advice, companies often left wondering

November 2018
California's Proposition 65: still weir after all these years

October 2018
How to vouch for products from here or there

September 2018
Undeclared allergens make foods misbranded and unsafe

August 2018
"The ground has shifted, in a bad way"

July 2018
On “bioengineered” disclosure specs, USDA proposes some, asks about others

June 2018
"Regulators coordinate to protect kids from controversial products"

May 2018
"It is what it is, except when it isn’t"

April 2018
"Packaging group offers suggestions for stewardship"

March 2018
"Packaging, the public policy problem solver"

February 2018
"Late news is good news"

January 2018
"Surprise: cosmetics regulation may increase"

December 2017
"How and why to revoke a reg"

November 2017
"Usually packages are filled that way for good, and lawful, reasons"

October 2017
"How packaging leaves its mark"

September 2017
"No, the message is the message"

August 2017
"To read FDA, see numbers, sure, but also new commissioner"

July 2017
"NGO actions may have real consequences"

June 2017
"States burdening packagers, while feds move toward burdening regulators"

May 2017
"What does a packager mean by sell by, use by, or best by?"

April 2017
"California’s Proposition 65 says ‘jump’ again, companies work through how high"

March 2017
"Radical regulatory reform a reality?"

February 2017
"Here comes sugar, packagers"

January 2017
"When government screws up, sorry, you usually can’t sue them"

December 2016
"I’d rather be wrong"

November 2016
"Do as I guide, do as I regulate"

October 2016
"Proposal pounds packaging and would pulverize present program"

September 2016
"GMO tail wags dog, then dog bites tail—but what’s next?"

August 2016
"Cracks in the foundation of FDA enforcement?"

July 2016
"Thinking behind the box"

June 2016
"The future, and present, of packaging substance regulation"

May 2016
"Vermont’s tail (state GMO law) might wag the national dog"

April 2016
"You’re the new head of FDA? Um, congratulations"

March 2016
"All foodborne illness is local— or much of it anyway"

February 2016
"FDA un-regulates pizza packaging products: A good example or a bad one?"

January 2016
"SmartLabels™ link technologies, and controversies