ROSEMONT, ILL. — US Foods, Inc. is offering a new line of products designed to help restaurants offer sustainable, responsibly-sourced dishes. The company’s Serve Good line features a range of products such as cage-free eggs, organic bread, non-G.M.O. oils and sustainable seafood.
|Stacie Sopinka, vice-president of product development and innovation for US Foods.|
“The demand for sustainable options when dining out continues to grow,” said Stacie Sopinka, vice-president of product development and innovation for US Foods. “In fact, nearly 70% 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.”
The Serve Good line includes 21 products, each of which is sustainably and responsibly sourced or contributes to waste reduction.
US Foods’ sustainably and responsibly sourced category includes products such as Chef’s Line All Natural Turkey Breast Roast, made from turkeys that are vegetarian-fed and raised without antibiotics; Harbor Banks Barramundi, sustainably-sourced whitefish; and Rykoff Sexton Non-G.M.O. Canola Oil, Non-GMO Project verified expeller-pressed oil that contains no chemicals and zero grams of trans fat.
In the waste reduction category, US Foods is introducing Cross Valley Farms Chopped Broccoli Leaves, which reduce waste by minimizing water usage and yield an additional 2,640 lbs of product harvested per acre. The company’s Monarch Eggless Spread is made with vegetable protein, which uses 5 to 10 times less water than animal protein and requires one tenth of the land.