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Packaging as cargo: out the door, but not out of mind
January 2019
If you design or manufacture retail product packaging, you might not give much thought to what happens to it once it’s out of your facility. But rest assured, lots of people are giving that topic lots of thought. Probably, you should, too. The protection of freight while being shipped is the subject of some regulation, some private standards, and a fair amount of civil litigation when things go wrong.

Read his January column here

Food recalls nowadays are quite common, and they are the subject of a lot of advice and some legal and regulatory requirements. And yet, recalls often leave companies confused.

Read his December column here

It has always seemed that everything about California's proposition 56 was weird-as in, unusual, unexpected, a tad askew. I can think of at least four such things.

Read his November column here

This column is being written on the 17th anniversary of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001. The human toll of that day is what we should continue to remember most. The attacks also led, however, to important changes in law and policy that remain with us to this day.
Read his October column here