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About Foodservice Packaging

Foodservice packaging primarily includes single-use products such as cups (beverage and portion), plates, platters, bowls, trays, beverage carriers, bags (single portion and carry-out), containers, lids and domes, wraps, straws, cutlery and utensils for the service and/or packaging of prepared foods and beverages in foodservice establishments. Other related products such as placemats, doilies and tray covers; trays used in packaging raw meat, poultry, seafood, produce, and other food products; and egg packaging are also included.

Foodservice packaging is:

  • Sanitary
  • Cost-effective
  • Safe
  • Convenient
  • Resource-efficient
  • Promotional
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Sourcing Foodservice Packaging

Be sure to check out FPI's Strategic Sourcing Guide, which provides direction on where to source foodservice packaging and outlines purchasing considerations for foodservice operators. It also includes a sample request for proposal for use with packaging suppliers.


If you are looking for foodservice packaging products, please click on the Packaging Request icon. We'll send your request to our members and ask that they contact you directly if they are able to fill your request. For additional information, please contact us.


Foodservice Packaging:  A Historical Timeline

The industry and its association has a long history. This graphic highlights the last 80-plus years: