FoodHandler Inc. Features FoodTouch ® Antimicrobial-Protected Paper at 2014 NRA Show

Patented Active Packaging Solution Provides Simple, Consistent Method of Keeping Perishable Food Fresher Longer

ST. LOUIS, May 17, 2014 – FoodHandler Inc., a leading developer and supplier of high-quality food safety solutions, is now the exclusive source for FoodTouch® antimicrobial-protected paper products. The patented, one- of-a-kind paper line is on display today through May 20 in FoodHandler Booth 6879 at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“FoodTouch antimicrobial-protected paper products offer an active, simple and smart solution that will allow our customers to better manage their valuable food products throughout the chain of custody,” said Bunzl North America Marketing Manager Cory Sexson. “Our solutions address food freshness in all segments of the food industry, including foodservice providers, food and beverage processors and manufacturers and grocer retailers.”

An alternative to traditional passive packaging, the FoodTouch active packaging solution features a multifaceted structure and an antimicrobial-protected surface that keeps food fresher longer. Since coming onto the market more than seven years ago, FoodTouch products have supported the operational best practices of some of the most respected food companies in the world.

“FoodTouch antimicrobial-protected paper products have a history of keeping perishable foods fresher longer, and they work particularly well to preserve the natural color and texture of fresh fish and seafood,” said Tony Salemi, president of MicrobeGuard Corporation, the manufacturer of FoodTouch. “Premier seafood processors worldwide use the green FoodTouch Tuna Wrap to keep tuna brighter in color and fresher during transport to their customers.”

Cheryl Fuller, director of fresh seafood operations for Halperns’ Steak & Seafood in Atlanta, Ga., has used FoodTouch green tuna paper wrap since 2010. Halperns’ tuna is sought by executive chefs at fine restaurants throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

“We’ve built a cult following among chefs with our tuna program that incorporates FoodTouch,” said Cheryl. “All of our tuna is cut to order and wrapped in the special green paper. It adds tremendous value for the chefs. We’ve tested this paper internally, and our test demonstrated that the tuna stays fresher 2½ to 3 days longer on average when it’s wrapped in FoodTouch versus other wrapping materials.”

To learn more about FoodTouch and to request samples, visit FoodHandler Booth 6879 at the NRA Show, call 800-338-4433 or visit www.FoodTouch.com.

FoodTouch is a registered trademark of MicrobeGuard Corporation.

About FoodHandler

FoodHandler Inc., a Bunzl plc company (www.bunzl.com), is a leading developer and supplier of high-quality disposable products including gloves, bags, apparel and other related products under the FoodHandler®, JobSelect® and MedHandler® brands. FoodHandler focuses on hygiene and food safety solutions that help drive efficiencies and set the standard for usability and protection in a variety of foodservice, sanitation and healthcare applications. FoodHandler’s commercial, industrial and institutional customers rely on the Bunzl North America distribution network to deliver products and services when and where they are needed. For more information on FoodHandler, please visit www.FoodHandler.com. To find out more about Bunzl North America, please visit www.bunzldistribution.com.

CONTACT:

Dawn Ouchi
Email: dawn.ouchi@bunzlusa.com
Phone: 314-398-5697

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