A food container comprises a bottom (3) which is substantially rectangular and which has outwardly flared walls (4) rising therefrom and terminating in a substantially rectangular opening (7). The tops of the walls are outwardly surrounded by a horizontal rim (5) which is rectangular in shape and they are capped by a vertical rib (6) extending above the rim (5). The container has a cover (2) having a horizontal rim (8) and a vertical rib (9) extending downwardly therefrom suitable for engaging around the vertical rib (6) of the container (1). The vertical ribs (6, 9) being of substantially the same height on the container (1) and the cover (2). The cover rib (9) has a plurality of shoulders (16) near the top thereof for co-operating with the container rib (6), and enabling an upper position and a lower position to be defined for the cover (2) on the container (1).