For more than a century,
foodservice packaging has helped protect public health by safely delivering both
hot and cold foods. FSP is an industry that continues to evolve and reinvent
itself alongside the ever-changing foodservice landscape. For example, 2015
marked the first time food and drink sales at restaurants surpassed those at
traditional grocery stores. And in the land of foodservice operators,
increasing production with “grab and go” items reflect the escalation of
consumer snacking trends.
From sustainable packaging, to
raw materials and distribution, the FSP value chain runs deep – and
collaborating and sharing best practices within the packaging community can
help build the bottom line for the industry as a whole.
To help our industry grow, the need for information sharing
across the entire value chain is key. The Resources page on FPI’s website is a perfect example of how we’ve all
come together to provide information that helps the entire industry learn and
grow. Some of the things you’ll find in the Resources database include the
Publications and Reports: Here you’ll find a library of
studies and reports, such as The Foodservice Operators Guide, a comprehensive guide containing
all the foodservice packaging resources that FPI offers to foodservice
operators. Other documents in this category include FPI’s annual Trends Report, Market Research Resources and more.
Environment: You guessed it! This section of
the database provides documentation to help our members get a better
understanding of the hot topics associated with foodservice packaging and the
environment. Some of the items you can retrieve here include information about composting, the ozone layer, packaging bans as well as A Guide to Reducing and
Sanitation: Americans like to eat out. A
lot. That means plenty of food-to-go and carryout. This section of the database
includes information about properly storing and handling foodservice packaging,
which aids public health and minimizes the opportunity for food contamination.
Check out FPI’s Sanitation Guide in this section, as well as
other resources to help keep our industry clean.
Technical: Here’s where you can find
information about various testing, such as FPI’s Rigidity Tester, a method to determine the
rigidity of single-service paper and plastic plates, bowls, platters and trays.
This section also provides FPI’s Compliance Manual and more.
FPI and our members continue to share and collaborate best practices within the packaging community, providing a forum to promote the responsible use of all foodservice packaging. Email me to find out how you, too, can partake in this effort.
Posted By Lynn M. Dyer (President) | 3/22/2016 2:06:48 PM