ST. LOUIS – Anchor Packaging’s Crisp Food Technologies containers won the AmeriStar Packaging Award with the solution that keeps fried foods hot and crisp for delivery, takeout, and curbside pickup.  

The AmeriStar Package Award is judged by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). Fifteen judges from various packaging industry segments evaluated this year's entries, examining innovation, product protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.  

As the winner of AmeriStar, Crisp Food Technologies will represent the United States in the upcoming WorldStar competition. Anchor Packaging is a three-time winner of the AmeriStar award and has won in both of its previous appearances in WorldStar events. 

"In a challenging environment, with the tremendous acceleration in off-premise demand, we are proud to be a key part of the solution for all foodservice operators," said Jeffrey Wolff, chief executive officer of Anchor Packaging. “Using thermal imaging, our R&D group precisely determined the optimal design elements necessary to remove excess humidity, while maintaining a higher food temperature. This research brings a new level of technology to the field of package design." 

Crisp Food Technologies' unique, patented design elements utilize crossflow convection science to scavenge excess humidity while maintaining high internal food temperatures. According to Technomic, the packaging is now in use at over 21,000 retail stores, restaurants and convenience stores.