Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How another supermarket handles food safety

In March 2007, Spartan Stores became the largest food store chain ($2.6 billion in sales) in the U.S. to adopt NSF Shop Fresh certification in its stores and warehouse facilities.  Its a program that combines regular microbial sampling with on-site inspections and unannounced audits to reduce food-related risks.

A part of the NSF program is FastCheck which provides an immediate response to customers complaining of food-realted illness and includes testing of suspect products.

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