Living Jar

What material is used to make the plastic jar?

The plastic jar is made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate). PET is a commonly used, widely accepted polymer in food and beverage packaging.

Why did LiDestri change from the glass jar to the plastic jar?

There are numerous benefits to the new plastic jar. It is lighter than glass, shatterproof, fully recyclable, easy to hold and has barrier technology that maintains product freshness.

Am I getting the same amount of sauce as I did with the glass jar? The jar feels so much lighter.

Yes, it is the same amount of sauce. The net weight of the jar contents is the same as its glass counterpart.

Why does the jar look smaller on the store shelf next to glass jars that contain the same amount of contents?

The wall thickness of the plastic jar is less than its glass counterpart. Therefore, the jar is actually smaller than the glass jar containing the same net weight of sauce.

Does the plastic jar contain BPA?

No. This plastic jar is BPA-free.

Does the plastic jar contain phthalates?

No. There are no phthalates in the plastic jar.

Will the plastic jar impart off flavors and odors to the sauce?

No. The jar is made from material that is neutral when it comes to flavors and odors. In addition, the jar has a barrier coating applied on the inside surface to maintain freshness and shelf-life of the sauce.

What is the shelf-life of the sauce?

The ‘Use By Date’ is the date by which the sauce should be used. For the best flavor, texture and overall quality, we recommend using the sauce before this date, which is stamped on the shoulder of the jar. Do not use the sauce if the safety button on the cap appears to be raised, indicating that the jar’s vacuum seal has been broken. The shelf life of the sauce (used to determine the ‘Use By Date’) in the plastic jar is the same as that of its glass counterpart.

Can I recycle the entire package?

Yes. The jar and the lid closure can both be recycled.

Can I microwave the sauce in this jar?

Yes, the jar is microwavable with the metal cap removed. However, microwave ovens heat unevenly. As a result, we recommend that you pour the sauce into a pan or pot and heat the sauce on the stove. Please note that care should be taken when heating any product in the microwave based on the variation of temperature.

Why did Francesco Rinaldi make a change from glass to plastic jars?

There are numerous benefits to the consumer and to the retailer with this change. Among the benefits are that the jar is lightweight, benefitting transportation costs and fuel usage. Lighter weight can also be an ergonomic benefit to employees stocking store shelves. The jar is shatterproof, eliminating the safety risk of glass breakage in stores or in homes. The jar has numerous benefits when it comes to the environment, such as lower green house gas (GHG) emissions versus its glass counterpart. The plastic jar is also more manufacturing friendly for employees as it lowers noise level in the manufacturing operation.