U.S. Foodservice proudly announces the introduction of Monogram Sustain™, a new line of eco-conscious plates, cups, and take-out containers.

Rosemont, IL (Vocus) October 1, 2008 — www.usfoodservice.com [U.S. Foodservice] proudly announces the introduction of Monogram Sustain™, a new line of eco-conscious plates, cups, and take-out containers. The Monogram Sustain line includes 19 products from hot and cold cups to plates and hinged containers – all made with renewable resources.

The initial line of products will utilize a unique material made from corn, called Polylactic Acid (PLA), and fiber from sugarcane, called bagasse. These resources are renewable year after year. Therefore, they are a more sustainable option for foodservice operators than traditional Styrofoam or petroleum based plastics. Bagasse products also prevent pollution from the normal burning of sugarcane fiber after the juice is extracted. All Monogram Sustain products are biodegradable and can be composted by restaurants that have established composting programs.

With the extensive reach of U.S. Foodservice, Monogram Sustain will potentially accelerate the shift towards the use of renewable resources in the foodservice industry. According to Pat Mulhern, President of U.S. Foodservice’s exclusive brands organization – http://www.usfoodservice.com/usf/html/exclusive.html [Monarch Food Group], "Together with other water, waste and energy conserving strategies, Monogram Sustain can be an important component to our operators’ commitments to greener operations."

Monogram Sustain is part of a comprehensive sustainability initiative at U.S. Foodservice that focuses on operations, products, and the communities they serve. U.S. Foodservice plans to expand the Monogram Sustain product line in the near future.

About U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country’s premier foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company proudly employs more than 26,000 associates in over 70 locations nationwide who are poised to service its customers beyond their expectations. As industry leaders, with access to resources beyond the ordinary, U.S. Foodservice provides the finest quality food and related products to neighborhood restaurants, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, government entities and other eating establishments. To find out how U.S. Foodservice can be Your partner beyond the plate®, please visit the company’s website at www.usfoodservice.com.

Kevin Hagan
Director, Public Affairs
U.S. Foodservice, Inc.
Tel 410-312-7198
Email: kevin.hagan @ usfood.com


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