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Are These Containers Safe In The Microwave? How To Tell If Something Is Safe For The Microwave.

We have all been there. The moment you go to reheat your leftovers and you’re not sure they can go in as is. Below are some instructions to ensure your container can handle the microwave. Check the bottom of the container for a symbol. Microwave safe is usually a microwave with some wavy lines on it. If they container has a #5 on it, it is made from polypropylene, PP, so it is generally considered microwave… Read the full article »

clear hinged containers

Dinner’s Knocking at Your Door: Considering The Right Packaging for Meal-Kit Delivery Services.

Meal-kit delivery service has become one of the most transformative platforms in the foodservice industry. Companies like Green Chef, Hello Fresh, and Blue Apron are shifting consumers’ eating behavior by the box, as they now gain the benefit of having delicious meals while cutting the preparation time in half. Starting as an unfamiliar practice with little recognition, the meal-kit trend is now disrupting the grocery retail industry, fast food chains, and e-commerce platforms. Even these sectors… Read the full article »

black food tray

Don’t Like When Your Food Touches? We Have the Solution.

What role does food separating or fork stacking play when enjoying a full plated meal?  The answer depends not on what you eat, but how you eat it. As a southern-cuisine fanatic, nothing shouts “comfort food” to me more than a plate of turkey, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potato dessert, and a fully baked roll. I don’t have a problem with the some of the food touching each other…. Read the full article »

Smart Set Pro containers

Take-Out Occasions

While I’m not ready to have a drone deliver my food, I am a strong believer in take-out food. Whether it’s being delivered straight to my door, or I pick it up on my way home from my favorite restaurant, when someone else cooks for me it’s a delight. Here at Genpak we think every take-out occasion should be special. Food arriving as you expect it, hot and mess-free. There’s nothing worse than getting your… Read the full article »

pair of APET food containers

APET or OPS? The Difference is CLEAR.

APET vs. OPS The Hard, Brittle Truth Behind OPS Transparent food packaging is becoming a driving force in a faster purchasing decisions. So, when it comes to OPS and APET, the difference is clear. OPS is an oriented polystyrene that can be formed into plastic. This substrate is a cheaper option, but this low-priced material can only go so far. APET is anamorphous polyethylene terephthalate, and is uncompromising, safe, sustainable, and worth the investment. Here… Read the full article »

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