Food Service Packaging

GS-35 establishes environmental requirements for food-service packaging, which includes single-use containers for packaging or carry-out of products from restaurants and other retail food service establishments.

Part A of this standard is for rigid containers and includes hinged containers and two-part containers.

Part B includes single-use plates and bowls.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental requirements such as:

  • recycled content
  • unbleached fiber
  • compostability
  • toxics in packaging and inks
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standard revisions

Latest version: Edition 1.1, July 12, 2013

Recent Changes: GS-35 underwent corrections and/or clarifications and was re-published on April 30, 2021. For details on the non-substantive changes made to this standard, please see the Standard Documents Library

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