SERVE GOOD

  • SERVE GOOD
  • ORGANIC
  • NON-GMO
  • SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
  • ANIMAL CARE
  • RESPONSIBLE DISPOSABLES
  • REDUCE WASTE

SERVE GOOD

The Serve Good® program represents our continuing effort at US Foods® to serve delicious food while serving the greater good. Products within the Serve Good portfolio are developed with suppliers who are as committed to those initiatives as we are, and many items come with the reassurance of verification by third-party certifiers.

To be included in the Serve Good program, a product requires two attributes. First, it must come with a claim of responsible sourcing or contribution to waste reduction. Most products fall into one of several categories:

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Packaging Standards

Second, Serve Good products must arrive to our customers in packaging that meets our packaging standards. These specifications help reduce waste, prioritize the use of recycled materials and support sourcing from responsibly managed forests. View Packaging Standards

We’re excited to help meet the increasing demand for these products and to ensure the resources used to produce them will be available to all in the future. For product and purchase information, view our comprehensive Serve Good portfolio:  SERVE GOOD LISTING

For any questions about the Serve Good program, please email servegood@usfoods.com.

ORGANIC FOODS

Diners today are deciding what to eat based on who they are. As views about how food is grown and raised have evolved, more operators are learning the increased importance of offering their customers organic options.

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Organic is a labeling term for food or other agricultural products that have been produced using cultural, biological and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity in accordance with the USDA Organic regulations. This means that organic operations must maintain or enhance soil and water quality, while also conserving wetlands, woodlands and wildlife. The use of most synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, growth hormones, sewage sludge, irradiation and genetic engineering (genetically modified organisms or GMOs) is prohibited.

US Foods is dedicated to providing our operators, and their customers, more options – including organic – that reflect evolving attitudes toward our food and how it’s grown and raised.

NON-GMO PRODUCTS

Consumers increasingly are seeking simplicity – and transparency – in their food. The non-GMO designation is an assurance that a product does not contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which means its ingredients have not been altered in any way prior to processing.

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Packaging with the Non-GMO Project Verified seal conveys that the product has been produced using non-GMO practices, as certified by a third party. This certifier assists farmers, processors and manufacturers in avoiding GMO-contaminated ingredients by routinely testing ingredients and building identity-preservation practices into the supply chain.

US Foods is proud to offer a number of non-GMO products.

SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

As the global demand for seafood continues to grow, we at US Foods® believe we can play an important role in supporting the long-term health of fisheries and aquaculture through the distribution of responsibly sourced seafood. We work with suppliers to guide them on a path toward meeting our certifier-verified Serve Good™ sustainability standards, promoting social responsibility, food safety, animal welfare and traceability in sourcing. That process begins with Progress Check™.

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PROGRESS CHECK™

Achieving the highest levels of sustainability certification requires years of investment from fisheries, farms and processors. Our Progress Check program recognizes seafood products that are on their way to meeting our full sustainability standards and stewards the process toward certification and addition to our Serve Good portfolio.

Brand Wild/Farmed Product Today's Status
Chef's Line Wild Chef’s Line®
Seared Yellowfin Tuna Slices
FIP (Fishery Improvement Project)
Harbor Banks Seafood Farmed Harbor Banks®
Arctic Char
One Star BAP Certification
Harbor Banks Seafood Wild Harbor Banks®
Argentine Red Shrimp
FIP (Fishery Improvement Project)
Harbor Banks Seafood Farmed Harbor Banks®
Barramundi
3 Star BAP Certification
Harbor Banks Seafood Wild Harbor Banks®
Corkscrew Shrimp
FIP (Fishery Improvement Project)

FARM-RAISED

Farm-raised Progress Check fish and seafood products must be on the path to certification by an accredited third-party certifier, such as Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification through the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). They may also be part of an aquaculture improvement plan such as iBAP, a precursor to BAP certification, or have received a BAP rating of at least one star. (One star recognizes products produced by a BAP-certified processing plant.)

WILD-CAUGHT

Fisheries that supply our wild-caught Progress Check seafood products must be on a path to accreditation through a third party such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Many fisheries undergo assessment and develop a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) that gathers all stakeholders together to ensure the viability of the fishery.

Animal Care

Today’s consumers expect more choices, greater transparency and higher standards for those responsible for bringing food to their plates. Many diners are concerned about the treatment and welfare of agricultural animals – including what those animals are fed, how they’re sheltered and whether they are treated humanely.

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At US Foods®, we work with American Humane Certified and other third-party certifiers to help ensure the products featured in our Serve Good™ program meet certain terms and specifications. We are proud to offer our customers these products, as well as foods made from livestock and poultry raised without antibiotics and eggs produced by hens raised in cage-free environments.

RESPONSIBLE DISPOSABLES

From pleasing a new era of eco-conscious diners to cutting waste and costs, sustainability is becoming more and more essential to foodservice operations. At US Foods®, we’re answering that demand with a selection of Serve Good™ disposables. All of these products, which come with the reassurance of verification, are made from materials that are certified as one or more of the following:

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RECYCLABLE

Serve Good recyclable products reduce waste, conserve natural resources, prevent pollution, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

COMPOSTABLE

Sugarcane reed and bamboo materials used to make our Serve Good disposables are renewable and sustainable, compost in the correct composting facilities and meet BPI® and Cedar Grove Compostability standards.

POST-CONSUMER

New items made from materials diverted or recovered from waste destined for disposal are considered “post-consumer.” US Foods® products made with post-consumer material meet third-party UL certification standards.

BIOBASED

Serve Good products that fall under this category specifically contribute to waste reduction based on how they are sourced and/or manufactured.

reducE WASTE

Serve Good™ products that fall under this category specifically contribute to waste reduction based on how they are sourced and/or manufactured. These include items produced by facilities that have significantly reduced manufacturing waste associated with that specific item, products that create a new form of value and products that minimize the amount of garbage that enters the waste stream.

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