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A Quick Guide to Foodservice Meat Trays

At Servous, we are proud to be the top wholesale provider of different types of meat trays for supermarkets, retail stores, quick-service restaurants, and other foodservice facilities. We keep a large array of different shapes, sizes, colors, and types of meat trays in stock. 

Whether you need take-out meat trays, foam trays for ground beef, chicken carry-out boxes, biodegradable meat trays, or any other type of food storage solution, Servous is your one-stop solution.

Oftentimes, however, the array of shapes, sizes, colors, and types of meat trays can make choosing the best option complicated. Fortunately, the product specialists at Servous can help. 

Unlike other food packaging supply companies, our experienced representatives boast in-depth product knowledge and training. As such, we can use our expertise to guide you to the best solution for your account.

Contact Servous today for personalized guidance and assistance in selecting the best type of restaurant supplies. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about different types of food service meat trays. 

White Polystyrene Foam Meat Trays

As one of our most popular meat tray options, our polystyrene foam trays are extremely cost-efficient, durable, and reliable. When the foam tray is white in color, it’s most often used specifically for regular cuts of meat. 

Our high-quality foam trays are manufactured from polystyrene, which is one of the world’s most effective insulating materials. With a neat and clean look, white polystyrene foam trays are commonly used across supermarkets, delis, produce stands, and convenience stores to house meats as well as cheeses. 

And our foam trays are available in an array of different sizes and shapes for every type of meat. The extremely sturdy white supermarket foam tray is designed to draw attention to the attractive and appealing features of the product. 

Regardless of the size or shape, each supermarket foam tray is compatible with auto wrapping equipment, which helps save time and create efficiencies. When properly packaged, our foam trays can help protect foods and keep meats fresher for longer periods of time.  

As an added bonus, our foam trays are disposable, which means easy cleanup for you and your customer. A few key highlights of our white polystyrene foam trays include:

  • Exceptional thermal insulation
  • Excellent moisture resistance
  • Lightweight, easy-to-carry design
  • Extremely durable and recyclable
  • Can be easily branded with brand logo or sign
  • Available in different colors
  • Can be branded
  • Temperature and shatter-resistant
  • Approved by the FDA to be safe for food products contact

Learn more about white polystyrene foam trays. 

Polystyrene Foam Trays in Different Colors

In addition to white and black, Servous offers polystyrene foam trays in a variety of colors. Choosing foam trays in different colors can allow you and your staff to easily identify different meat products within refrigerated storage while helping simply inventory management.

What Do Different Colors of Foam Trays Mean?

When it comes to the different colors of foam trays, there is no hard-and fast rule. As such, your supermarket or facility can easily establish or create color guidelines based on your unique needs and goals. 

In using different colors, you can prevent chemical, biological, and physical hazards within your supermarket. Examples of how different colors of foam trays can be used include:

  • Yellow foam tray colors can be reserved for chicken or poultry.
  • Green foam tray colors can be used for produce, fruit, or vegetables
  • Blue foam tray colors can be reserved for fish, crab cakes, and other types of seafood products

In either case, you can find all different colors of foam trays at Servous. And the Servous team can help guide you through the process, explain all of your options, and help you make the best selection.

Are Foam Trays Environmentally Friendly?

Even as your department moves toward more eco-friendly practices, it makes sense to keep black polystyrene trays in stock as a cost-efficient option. Contrary to popular belief, polystyrene foam trays are not made from Styrofoam. 

Styrofoam is a moniker trademarked and owned by Dow Chemical Company. This extremely tough material is ideal for wall insulation, floor insulation, and other construction applications. 

On the other hand, our polystyrene foam trays are manufactured through a different molding process. This manufacturing process injects large amounts of air while still maintaining the excellent insulation benefits of foam. Because of this, less foam is used in the manufacturing of polystyrene foam trays. 

Environmentally-Friendly Cornstarch Meat Trays

Another type of meat tray we regularly keep in stock is the cornstarch meat tray. Our cornstarch meat trays are the perfect solution for any meat department looking to take the next step toward sustainability and energy conservation. 

As the name suggests, cornstarch meat trays are manufactured from cornstarch, which is a highly-renewable resource. Recognized as the future of food storage, cornstarch meat storage items are manufactured from the polylactic acid (PLA) found in cornstarch. 

The PLAs can behave and look identical to several popular plastic materials:

  • Polypropylene used in textiles, auto parts, and packaging
  • Polyethylene used in bottles, plastic films, and more.
  • Polystyrene used in plastic cutlery and Styrofoam.

Creating items from cornstarch causes significantly less environmental impact compared to other virgin plastics. Best of all, cornstarch products and items feel and look almost identical to traditional plastic materials. With a clean aesthetic, cornstarch items check every box:

  • 100% biodegradable 
  • 100% compostable 
  • Offers a high aroma barrier
  • Safe for food
  • Resistant to oils and fats
  • Resistant to UV
  • Low flammability

Interested in or got questions about cornstarch food tray items or want to learn more? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Servous for tailored advice. Learn more about cornstarch meat trays.

Bagasse Meat Trays

Another popular environmentally-friendly item is our premium bagasse meat trays. Our bagasse meat trays are manufactured from sugarcane fibers — a waste product from the production of sugarcane. 

Bagasse trays can biodegrade in a commercial or residential composting facility in as little as 90 days. They will decompose back into organic material that can be used to fertilize other plants and organic material. 

  • 100% biodegradable
  • 100% compostable
  • Soak proof
  • Ideal for prepared and raw meats
  • Resistant to grease and moisture
  • Extremely sturdy
  • Available in white and natural colors 

Whether it’s ribs, roasted chicken, lamb, lobster, goat, ham, or any other meat, our bagasse meat trays are proven to be the perfect solution. 

Learn more about our bagasse meat tray solutions.

Takeout Meat Trays for Quickservice Restaurants

The exclusive multi-use bagasse take-out chicken box is perfect for whole chickens. It has no chemical additives and can even be stored for up to three years in the right conditions.

Sugarcane Bagasse Raw Meat Tray

The sugarcane bagasse raw meat tray is the environmentally-friendly solution for an array of raw meats, such as ground venison, ground beef, sausages, steak, and more.

Contact Servous for In-Stock Meat Trays

As the top provider of cornstarch, bagasse, and foam tray products, we keep a large stock of all types of meat trays. In addition to fast order fulfillment and shipping, our experienced product specialists will help you select the best option for your unique needs. 

Contact Servous today for meat trays.

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