From Sanitation to the Environment and Beyond: Your Free Guides to Foodservice Packaging

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FPI's four new resource guides inform and educate consumers and foodservice operators.

New guides offer a comprehensive look at some of the most talked-about topics related to single-use cups, containers, bags, wraps, cutlery, etc., used by restaurants and other establishments.

New guides offer a comprehensive look at some of the most talked-about topics related to single-use cups, containers, bags, wraps, cutlery, etc., used by restaurants and other establishments.

Foodservice operators and consumers alike are searching for trusted information about packaging, and now they have resources that answer questions and provide valuable information.

The Foodservice Packaging Institute released a set of free resource guides designed to provide accessible, factual information on foodservice packaging. The guides offer a comprehensive look at some of the most talked-about topics related to single-use cups, containers, bags, wraps, cutlery, etc., used by restaurants and other establishments that offer prepared foods and beverages.

“Foodservice packaging allow restaurateurs and others to service customers in a safe, sanitary, convenient and economical manner,” said Lynn Dyer, president of FPI. “Foodservice operators and consumers alike are searching for trusted information about packaging, and now they have resources that answer questions and provide valuable information.”

The guides address many of the questions FPI receives regularly from foodservice operators and conscientious consumers — and are especially pertinent at a time when foodservice packaging usage continues to increase. This year marked the first time food and drink sales at restaurants surpassed those at traditional grocery stores.

The easy-to-read guides cover these topics:

Benefits: Reviewing what comprises foodservice packaging and its myriad advantages, the benefits guide depicts why foodservice packaging is a sensible solution.

Environment: Promoting the foodservice packaging industry’s dedication to the environmentally responsible manufacture, distribution and use of its products, the environment guide highlights material innovations, resource recovery and litter reduction efforts.

Operators: This comprehensive graphic contains all the foodservice packaging resources that FPI offers to foodservice operators.

Sanitation: Designed for foodservice operators, the sanitation guide offers useful do’s and don’ts and other information on the storing and handling of foodservice packaging.

The new resources are available on FPI’s website.

ABOUT FPI: Founded in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute is the leading authority for the North American foodservice packaging industry. FPI encourages the responsible use of all foodservice packaging through promotion of its benefits and members’ products. Serving as the voice of the industry to educate and influence stakeholders, FPI provides a legal forum to address the challenges and opportunities facing the foodservice packaging industry. Members include foodservice packaging manufacturers and their raw material and machinery suppliers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, distributors and nearly 50 school districts, colleges and universities. Learn more at http://www.fpi.org.

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