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Kroger Receives Black Pearl Award For Food Safety

“Every day, 339,000 associates work to ensure the safety of the food products manufactured in our plants and sold in our stores,” says Kroger spokesperson. The Kroger Co. has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Black Pearl Award for advancing food safety and quality. The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) names one

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NSF International Appoints VP of Global Food Safety and Quality

Tom Chestnut to draw on 25 years of food safety experience in his new role at NSF International. NSF International, an independent global organization that writes public health standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, and consumer goods industries, has appointed Tom Chestnut as vice president of NSF International’s Global Food Safety

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IDDBA FSCRP Expands Reach of Food Safety Certification

Retailers weigh in on how the program has helped their business. The necessity of food safety in retail dairy, deli, and bakery departments is increasingly apparent every day. For that reason, the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA) Food Safety Certification Reimbursement Program reimburses a portion of expenses to IDDBA-member retailer companies that certify dairy, deli, and

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ServSafe Food Handler Guide Now Available

“The ServSafe Food Handler Guide is a cost-effective solution for use by all convenience retailers that provide foodservice offerings,” says Dr. Nancy Caldarola, education director for NACS CAFÉ. NACS members now have access to the ServSafe Food Handler Guide, an affordable solution for in-store food safety training that easily integrates food safety into any existing

FDA Calls For Food Safety Managers

In the name of food safety, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that all restaurants and retailers employ certified food protection managers, Nation’s Restaurant News reported. The recommendation is supported by the National Restaurant Association and the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) and came on the heels of the results of a

Michael Brown To Lead Farmland

Smithfield Foods Inc. has named Michael Brown president and chief operating officer of Farmland Foods Inc., effective Oct. 4, 2010. Farmland is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Brown previously served as president of Armour-Eckrich LLC since 2008 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the food industry. He will

Planning Your Packaging Needs

With foodservice sales booming and more retailers making the leap to fresh foods, operators are turning their attention to take-out packaging and finding that, with all the options and considerations, choosing the proper packaging can be as tricky as selecting the foodservice program itself. “There are so many things to think about when you’re looking

Frosty Beverages

  Taylor is excited to introduce the Model C903, a totally automatic, two-flavor, frozen beverage system. Simply add ready-to-use, concentrated liquid mix or bag-in-box product and this completely self contained unit automatically fills the visual bowls from a lower refrigerated cabinet. The C903 is capable of handling a wide variety of dairy and non-dairy products: frozen

Kroger Endorses Rapid Recall Exchange

The Kroger Co. is endorsing Rapid Recall Exchange, an online service that standardizes and accelerates food and product recalls and withdrawals. The Rapid Recall Exchange, developed by GS1 US in collaboration with the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association, is the industry’s only online standardized recall notification system. Using consistent forms and processes, retailers

An Appetizing Offering

Keeping the Customers Satisfied John Foley, an independent culinary consultant, said c-stores are a perfect fit for appetizers because of their portability and lower cost. He offered retailers five tips for increasing appetizer, soup and salad sales. 1) Develop a series of appetizers that are not on your regular menu and rotate them as specials

C-Store Food Sales Get Healthier

Convenience retailers are increasing their share of healthy, fresh food sales, according to industry observers, who noted convenience outlets and big boxes are also gaining share at the expense of grocery stores. Though fresh and prepared foods offer high margin rings, c-store retailers should be certain they are truly ready to do food preparation before

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