Serve Good

packaging STANDARDS



The Serve Good® program begins with products that are responsibly sourced or contribute to waste reduction – but it doesn’t end there. At US Foods®, we considered it vital to redesign the packaging for items included in the Serve Good program to ensure a holistic approach in providing sustainable solutions. All products within the Serve Good program meet the following standards:

Inner Package

  • No Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPF) packaging
  • No bisphenol A (BPA) food-contact materials
  • No lightweight (less than 2.5 mil) High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) box liners
  • Non-direct food contact paper packaging must contain a minimum of 40% recycled content or be made from an alternative fiber renewable source
  • All virgin paper content must have SFI, FSC or similar certification
  • Stability performance validation required
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OUTER PACKAGE (ASSUMED TO BE CORRUGATED BOX)

  • Unbleached kraft paperboard
  • Must contain a minimum of 35% post-consumer recycled content
  • Product must fit in a box without excess headspace
  • All virgin paper content must have SFI, FSC or similar certification
  • Corrugated Recycles Classification of Certification
  • BPI® (Biodegradable Products Institute) certification for any non-recyclable corrugated material
  • Package performance validation may be required

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