The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) presented the Ameristar Award to Anchor Packaging in recognition of, commitment to, and support of excellence in overall package design and functionality. The judging criteria consisted of innovation, food protection, performance, and environmental impact. Formal recognition took place at the Ameristar and IoPP Honors and Awards dinner.

The Crisp Food Container uses an exclusive, patent-pending, convection cross-flow ventilation design to relieve moisture and condensation, while ensuring that fried foods remain crispy. Independent, side-by-side tests at several leading retailers demonstrated that the Crisp Food Container allowed the food product to retain more of its internal temperature than other available packaging, thus assisting in meeting local health department regulations.

The Crisp Food Container is made of re-usable polypropylene, and consists of a black base and clear lid, formed as a single hinged container.

Anchor Packaging’s product line includes a broad variety of upscale take-out packaging used at restaurants and other foodservice operations, as well as containers for merchandising prepared ready-to-heat meals in supermarkets, deli cup containers, and all-purpose foodservice cling wrap. AnchorFoil rolls, pop-up sheet and pans, Culinary Classics, Culinary Basics, MicroRaves, Incredi-Bowl, MicroRounds, the Roaster, Gourmet Classics, Microlite, Bon Faire, and Deli View are among Anchor’s product lines. Anchor also provides custom package design and manufacture for many large food companies in the U.S. and Canada.