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Approved EO 4 Specification

Food Service Containers and Wrappers

Food Service Containers and Wrappers


Covered Products

Containers and wrappers used to serve food, including but not limited to plates, bowls, hot and cold cups (including portion cups, lids and insulating sleeves); sandwich or other types of food wrappers made of paper, aluminum or other materials; food trays and liners; and food take-out containers with hinges, folding closures, or lids (e.g., clamshells, boxes, and soup containers). The specification does not cover containers or wrappers used at food processing locations, or used to ship food to retail or service locations. The specification does include requirements and desirable attributes for packaging used to ship empty food service containers to food service locations.


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