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

March 5th, 2018 RSS feed icon

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 safe. Smart Set Pro and ProView are perfect for microwave applications.microwave safe iconsSmart Set Pro food containers
  • CPET, #1 is safe for the microwave. These containers are usually used for oven ready applications like our meal solutions and bakery trays. Not to be confused the APET, CPET has been crystallized meaning it can withstand much higher temperatures.  CPET products are NEVER clear.
  • APET(E), #1 is not safe for the microwave. These are deli containers, supermarket containers, water bottles, and most containers used for cold foods and display packaging. They are recyclable but not safe to reheat in.
  • PS, polystyrene, Styrofoam, #7 is not safe for the microwave. Most take out containers and clamshells are made of foam for its insulation properties. They keep food warm during transport so you don’t have to reheat them. Be sure to put your food on a plate or other safe container before zapping them in the microwave.
  • Harvest Fiber containers are not recommended for microwave use. They are all natural and compostable.Harvest Fiber food containers
  • Paper products should not go in the microwave since many of them are coated, sealed, or glued to stay together. These additives could leak into your food.

Weigel’s Still Winning Consumers in the Breakfast Occasion

January 10th, 2018 RSS feed icon

Weigel's breakfast display

Weigel’s is still taking over the breakfast occasion with affordable, grab n’ go Breakfast Bowls!

How do you like your breakfast? For me, I like to start my day with a delicious, energizing combination of bacon, potatoes, and eggs that I can take with me on-the-go. That’s what Weigel’s, Tennessee-based convenience store, had in mind after their October 2017 launch of Breakfast Bowls, using Genpak’s FP012-3L, 12 oz. microwave safe container and lid. The bowls are full of protein packed flavors of signature food items for a mouthwatering breakfast occasion. Weigel’s knew that incorporating a traditional breakfast combination into a bowl is a morning win. If these bowls help reduce the cost consumers pay for a full breakfast and the line before checkout, then who can turn them down?!

black base food container with clear lid

FPR012-3L with Lid – Smart Set Pro Collection

Weigel’s breakfast bowls are comprised of one meat choice (whether it’s bacon, sausage, or steak) mixed with a combination of tender potatoes, fluffy eggs, and melted cheese. The bowls remain hot and ready to enjoy as a hearty choice that is packed with protein. $3.79 can get consumers a flavorful breakfast that’s ready to enjoy at their work, school, or home.

As for the container, the FP012-3L container and lid both are perfect for the breakfast trends existing inside or outside of the early morning rush, like the all-day breakfast or a breakfast-as-snack. The bowl is a black base of textured polypropylene, with a clarified lid for order accuracy. Our microwave safe feature allows consumers to enjoy reheated meals, and it also makes consumers lives easier by being top shelf dishwasher safe. This bowl is also no stranger to leak resistance, so consumers don’t have to worry about messy spills.

What are your thoughts on today’s prevalent breakfast occasion?

For more details on the FPR012-3L and lid, check out our video below on Smart Set Pro in the breakfast scene and tell us what you think. If you’re new to this product line, you can request free samples to experience it for yourself. If you’ve ordered it before, you can share your experience by leaving a testimonial.


ProView is Here. What You Can Expect.

January 4th, 2018 RSS feed icon

After much anticipation and excitement in 2017 for the grand reveal, ProView is here to make its mark in 2018 and enhance the consumer experience. Designed for various food applications and eating occasions, ProView is a premium product line of black and clear hinged microwave safe containers created for home delivery, upscale catering, and more.

3 compartment ProView container


The qualities in ProView are essential…

Superior Food Product Visualization
Transparent lid offers a greater level of unmatched clarity for food presentation.

Microwave Safe
ProView containers can be reheated to keep food items fresh and ready to enjoy.

Humidity-control technology for fresh food under any condition.

Dishwasher safe
Created for reuse as it is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

“57% of consumers agree that the quality of the food packaging reflects on a restaurant’s image.”

Source: IFMA


ProView features a sleek black base for superior food presentation and a clear lid for authentic visualization, order accuracy, personal branding, and clear labeling. The containers are vented for breathability and have a secured button lock with an audible snap. They are also comprised of a thermoformed polypropylene material to complement a range of food establishments seeking optimum security, strength, and style. ProView offers a variety of sizes, widely ranging from a sandwich/snack container to a jumbo take-out container. Here’s the product line at a glance as I walk you through each member of the family:

stacked ProView containers

PV225 – Large Hinged Sandwich Container

This container is a perfect candidate for single grab n’ go food items. The PV225 features a size that works well for burgers, sandwiches, and sides. It can also contain warm desserts, which is what makes this small container “short and sweet” for consumers.

PV240 & PV243Medium Hinged Container

The medium hinged containers are a one of a kind size for leftover meals and small off premise dining. Offered in a single compartment and three compartments, it is one of our carry-out options that can be used for a variety of food items.

PV200 & PV203Large Hinged Container

The PV200 & PV203 are large containers that serve as an ideal size for a standard meal with varied sides. This item also comes in one and three compartments.

PV250 & PV253CO Jumbo Hinged Container

What’s a container if it can’t hold even the largest food items? No need to worry when considering the PV250 & PV253CO. It is a jumbo container for large, exquisite food items like lobster, ribs, and steak to name a few. It can hold large entrees and varied sides effortlessly, while maintaining its integrity for being leak resistant, stackable, and easy to carry.

ProView does not back down from the competition since it is a distinctive product line for innovative markets. This collection of microwave safe containers prove to be reliable for off-premise dining, all-day breakfast, grab n’ go, home delivery, and even for the growing ethnic flair that consumers are readily exploring. Genpak is not only committed to delivering top quality containers, but we strive to deliver top quality packaging as your food packaging company. To see more of Proview’s high performance, watch the video below. To request free samples, click here.

How Genpak’s Microwavable Containers Protect The Environment

August 30th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Source reduction is becoming widely acceptable in our society in hopes of eliminating waste and protecting the environment. Manufacturers are taking advantage of this solution using the three R’s of sustainability: reduce, reuse, and recycle. This 3-step process generates new paths explored by Gen Xers and Millennials as they are more versed in saving the environment through various source reduction programs.

Microwavable Containers that protect the environment

Smart Set Pro containers are recyclable, reusable, and microwave safe.

Here at Genpak, we mark environmental solutions as a high priority by making conservational moves in the food packaging industry. Our best example of that is Smart Set Pro, a collection of microwave safe containers that are designed to be reused, as they are dishwasher safe and recyclable. High in quality and in value, these sustainable containers are perfect for signature menu items and are revolutionary for the ever evolving dine-in, take out, and home delivery platforms. In addition, it’s comprised of textured polypropylene, which is cool to the touch and 20% lighter compared to other competitor options.

We take pride in meeting the growing demand for quality products one container at a time, as we strive to be your food packaging company.

Interested in learning more about what Genpak is doing to protect the environment? Visit the Green Room for global facts, concerns, and our solutions. For more information about Smart Set Pro, click here. To request a free sample, click here.

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The Smart Set Pro Collection

August 1st, 2017 RSS feed icon
new Smart Set Pro containers

Smart Set Pro containers are microwave safe

Smart – because it’s intelligent in its design, Set – because it’s equipped for the to-go life, and a Pro in it’s features, benefits, and abilities. The Smart Set Pro collection is a line of microwave safe containers that are available in different shapes and sizes. It features a premium black finish that is textured with polypropylene material, as a result of our environmental source reduction program. It contains multiple compartments to fit and preserve those extra food choices all in one container, and is even dishwasher safe in case you just can’t get enough. If you’re looking to use multiple containers to-go, the Smart Set Pro’s stackable feature and unmatched leak resistant technology makes home delivery a home run.

Want more details? Check out our video on our Smart Set Pro collection below and tell us what you think in the comment section. If you’re new to this product line, you can request free samples to experience it for yourself. If you’ve ordered it before, you can share your experience by leaving a testimonial.

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You Asked, We Delivered: Introducing the HF270 Jumbo Hinged Utility Container

July 18th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Just when you thought it was big…it gets bigger!

The Harvest Fiber family is expanding as environmentally preferable products continue to modernize. The advent of the new HF270 will make you think even bigger. This Jumbo Hinged Container launches as a key trend to the legacy, taking the product line to new heights for consumers, and here’s why.

our largest takeout food container

Harvest Fiber HF270 Jumbo Container

Recent studies from have proven the influence of recycling and environmental awareness, which now revolutionizes the demand for compostable and eco-friendly packaging. Fortunately, this product effortlessly alleviates these concerns due to its ecological resources, while also being recognized as BPI certified compostable. Here at Genpak, we engineer the container from a base fiber called bagasse, a by product of the sugar industry.

An exclusive snap-it closure system, moisture resistant technology, and stacking rims for multiple to-go meals are vital features that upgrade the HF270’s catering abilities for some of your largest food choices. You’ll be able to eat big and travel light depending on if you want to grab-n-go, dine-in, or preserve it in the fridge. In other words, it redefines versatility.

The HF270 Jumbo Hinged Container currently reigns as the largest hinged container in its family line.

You’ll be able to contain everything in it, but your excitement for it will be out of the box!

For more information on the HF270 Jumbo Hinged Container, we encourage you to watch our video and request a Free Sample.

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Earth Day – April 22, 2017 – What are you doing to help?

March 28th, 2017 RSS feed icon

Earth Day

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, 2017. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to support environmental issues across the world.

Harvest Fiber bowl with compostable lid

HF836 & HF936 – Harvest Fiber bowl with compostable lid

Not only is Earth Day promoting discussion about climate change and sustainable environments, but it also gets people thinking about how their daily lives can make an impact on our Earth.

At Genpak, we are committed to helping keep Earth viable for as long as possible. We use annually renewable resources to produce our Harvest Fiber items, post-consumer recycled content in our Deli Containers and Supermarket Containers. All of our Smart Set Pro and Oven Ready Containers are 100% recyclable. You can learn more about our sustainability efforts in our Green Room.

The ability for an item to composted and biodegradable is high on everyone’s list of environmentally friendly concerns. Harvest Fiber is 100% BPI certified compostable. It will completely breakdown in 90 days in a commercial compost facility

Check out our video to learn more about Harvest Fiber and Earth Day and request free samples.

hinged food container with lobster

HF270 – Harvest Fiber Super Jumbo Container

We hope you will participate with us this Earth Day to help keep the Earth around for many generations to come. For more information on Earth Day, visit

Microwave Containers on the Rise With Increase in Smart Phone Usage

October 15th, 2013 RSS feed icon

Do you have a smart phone? I have a smart phone. My husband has a smart phone. My co-workers have smart phones. Everyone I know has a smart phone. Actually more than 56% of the US population has a smart phone. Eighty percent of young people, ages 18-34, own a smart phone. No wonder every website has a mobile version.

But that’s not what I’m getting at. With our population becoming more and more attached to their phone, restaurants need to get to consumers in different ways. Enter online ordering from your favorite fast casual restaurant. You can now get take-out food without even talking to someone. Catering decisions can be made quickly. Placing an order for your favorite dish right before you leave from work and picking it up on the way home just became more convenient. No one trying to up sell you on an appetizer or dessert. With the ease of ordering take-out food we have seen the increase in usage of our microwave safe containers.

Smart Set Pro FP035Our Smart Set Pro and Harvest Pro product lines fit right in. Take away soups, appetizers and full meals can all be accommodated in these products. Smart Set Pro comes in two pieces black and clear bottoms with clear lids. You can still show off your products while keeping them hot. Don’t forget you can put your brand on the lids! Smart Set Pro containers are reusable.Harvest Pro

Why not cement that idea of take-out from your restaurant even further when they are using it to store left-overs from home. Our Harvest Pro products are hinged containers made of polypropylene and natural minerals. Both of these options are leak resistant, recyclable, and microwave safe.
And don’t forget there’s an app for that. With the boom of the iPhone and Android, many restaurants now have loyalty apps that reward you with points, or coupons right in the palm of your hand, encouraging you to take-out, dine in, eat more, and bring friends.