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A New Microwavable Food Package

posted on September 13, 2002

A new microwavable food packaging.

In an effort to steer away from Styrofoam, which can cause a chemical transfer to food and even more so when heated …the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of disposable tray.

The new packaging is a paperboard tray that is treated with a microwavable coating and a microwavable film.

In July, a Washington state company introduced the new packaging with its product of sweet corn. The corn can be cooked in the microwave oven in the wrapper it comes in.


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