Aaron L. Brody

Portion-control packages number in the tens and tens of billions, almost too many to count. Every time any of us frequent an away-from-home eating establishment, we overtly or unknowingly use unit-portion packages of food or food components.

Apple juice, potato chips, and pancake syrup are examples of products packaged in unit-portion, and consumer convenience.The most visible and familiar are, of course, the small unit-portion packs of ketchup, mustard, liquid coffee lighteners, and sweeteners appearing in quick-service food establishments. Less familiar are the size-portioned packages used in retail foodservice b…

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