US Foods recently introduced its “Serve Good” line featuring a wide range of products, including cage-free eggs, organic bread, non-GMO oils and sustainable seafood.
“The demand for sustainable options when dining out continues to grow,” said Stacie Sopinka, VP of product development and innovation for US Foods. “In fact, nearly 70 percent of diners say they would have a better impression of a restaurant that offered sustainable foods. With the high-quality, on-trend and sustainable items in Serve Good, we can help our customers deliver what their diners want and stay competitive in this changing marketplace.”
According to US Foods, 82 percent of consumers want meat and poultry raised without antibiotics, and sustainable seafood ranked ninth in the top 20 food trends for 2016. Among the Serve Good items that are in line with these preferences:
- Chef’s Line All Natural Turkey Breast Roast: The skin-on turkey roast is made from turkeys that are vegetarian-fed and raised without antibiotics.
- Harbor Banks Barramundi: This sustainably sourced, ocean-farmed whitefish is on its way to earning four-star certification under the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards.
- Rykoff Sexton Non-GMO Canola Oil: This Non-GMO Project Verified oil is expeller-pressed, without the use of chemicals, has 0g trans fats per serving and is low in saturated fat.
- Cross Valley Farms Chopped Broccoli Leaves: Broccoli leaves are the latest superfood discovery, and because more of the plant is used, it minimizes water usage and yields an additional 2,640 pounds of additional product harvested per acre.
- Monarch Eggless Spread: Also known as the miracle mayonnaise alternative, this spread is made with vegetable protein, which, when compared to animal protein, uses five to 10 times less water and requires one-tenth of the land.
- Monogram Reusable Travel Cups: Approximately 14 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away every year. While most paper cups may be called recyclable, the majority still are lined with polyethylene, a non-recyclable material that ends up in landfills. Monogram Reusable Travel Cups cut down on both environmental waste and costs because they live long after the first beverage and are made with polypropylene, a truly recyclable material that is BPA-free.
Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. food supply is wasted annually, and about $218 billion a year is spent growing, processing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten. Serve Good products are fresh, efficient and contribute to waste reduction, as well as responsible disposables, according to US Foods.