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Frozen Foods Summary

Posted By Beth Terry On July 11, 2007 @ 9:15 pm In dairy,Expired,frozen foods,sweet treats | 9 Comments

Most frozen foods contain some plastic. Of course, the ideal way to reduce plastic waste would be to avoid these “convenience” foods altogether. But that’s not always practical. So, here is an ongoing list of the amounts of plastic hidden inside packages of frozen foods.

Feel free to e-mail me info to add to the list, so I don’t always have to find out the hard way. Click the Frozen Foods link on the sidebar to return here in the future.

Last update: 08/12/2007

Frozen Entrees:

Brand: Amy’s Kitchen [1]
Tray: Cardboard tray with inside plastic coating
Plastic Film: Overwrap surrounds the entire tray

Brand: Helen’s Kitchen [2]
Tray: Cardboard tray with inside plastic coating
Plastic Film: Across the top only.

Brand: Michael Angelo’s Italian Natural Cuisine [3]
Tray: #1 Plastic
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Brand: Organic Bistro [4]
Tray: Cardboard tray with inside plastic coating
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Brand: Safeway’s Eating Right
Tray: #1 Plastic
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Brand: Seeds of Change [5]
Tray: Cardboard tray with inside plastic coating
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Brand: Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine [6]
Tray: #1 Plastic
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Brand: Whole Kitchen [7] (Whole Foods [8] brand of frozen entrees)
Tray: #1 Plastic
Plastic Film: Across the top only

Misc frozen foods

Brand: Gardenburger [9] (veggie burgers)
Plastic-wrapped 2-packs of burgers inside the box

Brand: Helen’s Kitchen [2] (marinated tofu steaks)
Plastic 3 mil bag inside the box

Vegetables:

Brand: Cascadian Farms Organic [10]
The boxed vegetables contain a “microwaveable flavor seal pouch” inside. I assume this means plastic.

Brand: Stahlbush Island Farms [11]
Do not be fooled! The vegetable package looks like an innocent kraft paper bag. In fact, that is how it’s advertised on their web site. But inside, the bag is lined with plastic. I have e-mailed the company to find out what kind of plastic it is. (Bio? Petro?) Will post an update if/when I get an answer.

Brand: Western Family [12]
Wax paper over a cardboard box.

Ice Cream & other frozen desserts

Brand: Ben & Jerry’s [13] (pint)
Plastic seal around the outside of the lid

Brand: Dove [14] (pint)
Plastic seal around the outside of the lid as well as a ring of hard plastic around the lid.

Brand: Haagen Dasz [15] (pint)
Plastic film under lid over ice cream as well as a ring of hard plastic around the lid.

Brand: Mashti Malone’s ice cream & sorbets (pint)
Plastic-free

Brand: So Delicious [16] (dairy-free mini sandwiches)
Individually wrapped in plastic

Brand: Stonyfield Farm [17] (pint)
Plastic film under lid

Brand: Strauss Family Creamery [18] (pint)
Plastic-free
 


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URLs in this post:

[1] Amy’s Kitchen: http://www.amyskitchen.com

[2] Helen’s Kitchen: http://www.helensfoods.com

[3] Michael Angelo’s Italian Natural Cuisine: http://www.michaelangelos.com

[4] Organic Bistro: http://www.theorganicbistro.com

[5] Seeds of Change: http://www.seedsofchange.com

[6] Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine: http://www.leancuisine.com

[7] Whole Kitchen: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/private-label.php

[8] Whole Foods: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

[9] Gardenburger: http://www.gardenburger.com

[10] Cascadian Farms Organic: http://www.cascadianfarm.com/products/frozen-vegetables

[11] Stahlbush Island Farms: http://www.stahlbush.com/our-products/

[12] Western Family: http://www.westernfamily.com

[13] Ben & Jerry’s: http://www.benjerry.com

[14] Dove: http://www.dovechocolate.com/product/listing?c_id=4

[15] Haagen Dasz: http://www.haagen-dazs.com

[16] So Delicious: http://www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com/products/coconut-milk-frozen-desserts/vanilla-minis-sandwiches

[17] Stonyfield Farm: http://www.stonyfield.com/products/frozen/frozen-yogurt/gotta-have-vanilla

[18] Strauss Family Creamery: http://www.strausfamilycreamery.com

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