To cool down salads, sides and entrees in a snap, keep a can of pears chilled and ready in your refrigerator. And don't forget to share your favorite warm weather dish featuring USA canned pears with us on Facebook!
Halibut on the grill? Pair it with a Sweet & Spicy Pear Salsa.
~ Whole grains are a hot topic, and a very cool addition to Pear, Chicken and Farro Salad.
~ Glaze chicken with Pear BBQ sauce. Use the leftovers in a hearty BBQ Chicken and Pear Salad.
~ Whip up a Pear Sorbet in a flash.
~ There can be no summer breakfast blahs when you serve  Pear and Greek Yogurt Parfaits.

Visit our website for more canned pear summer menu ideas. Find these recipes scaled for foodservice at  
Our social media pages are the perfect source for recipes, meal planning inspiration, facts and education about the canning industry, fun activities, giveaways, and more! Those U.S. grown canned pears are perfectly ripe, recipe ready, and sustainable, and we are sharing all about them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. - Amanda Shepherd, Social Media Manager, Ellipses

We rely on steel packaging for our food to be in durable, tamper resistant containers. You may not realize it, but you probably use at least one steel can every day. You may hear them called tin cans, metal cans or aluminum cans, but most food cans are truly made of steel. Steel cans package a variety of products including fruits (canned pears!), vegetables, soups, sauces, and meats. Equally important, steel cans are also recyclable.

Steel recycling starts in the home. Americans use 100 million steel cans each day. During that same day, more than 67 million cans are recycled by steel companies throughout North America.

To everyone's benefit, steel can be continuously recycled into any common steel product without a loss of quality. And, each year, more than 80 percent of the steel the domestic industry produces is recycled.

So, an easy lesson learned: when you enjoy delicious Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, always recycle the steel can! - Content courtesy of 
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