EDUCATION: The History Of Foodservice Packaging.

05. November 2020 | Social | via Foodservice Packaging Institute


“Health Cup”, today known as the “Dixie Cup”. (Credit: FPI)

According to an article by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) foodservice packaging owes its creation to Dr. Samuel B. Crumbine, a Kansas public health physician. In the early 20st century he wanted to ban the use of common cups and eating utensils in order to prevent diseases from spreading so easily from one person to another. Together with Hugh Moore, a young entrepreneur in New York City they invented the “Health Cup”, a little drinking utensil made from a sheet of paper rolled into a cone with a folded bottom flap. Read more...