PCC adopted packaging standards in April 2017 to establish guidelines and accountability for the packaging we use for foods we make and sell. They’re based in a belief that we have a fundamental responsibility as a consumer-owned food purveyor to choose the safest possible packaging for consumer food contact — and the environment.
These guidelines help reduce carbon emissions, waste from our business to landfills and incinerators, and the release and bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals in the environment and our bodies.
We hope this initiative will serve as a model for other food businesses and manufacturers and will help drive demand for safer products. Once we have our own packaging entirely in order, we’ll focus on pushing our concerns up the supply chain, just as we do with other standards at PCC. This is how we move the market.
Like all standards, the designations below may change over time, as information warrants.