EXPERTS: RETAILERS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOOD SAFETY

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to hot-button safety issues, many people feel that food is the next tobacco. Retailers must know their responsibilities in stamping out the flames of a food safety crisis, two food industry veterans noted recently.Mike Read, vice president of public and legal affairs at Winco Food, Boise, Idaho; and Kevin Murphy, marketing manager of Chicago-based Vance Food Systems Group,

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to hot-button safety issues, many people feel that food is the next tobacco. Retailers must know their responsibilities in stamping out the flames of a food safety crisis, two food industry veterans noted recently.

Mike Read, vice president of public and legal affairs at Winco Food, Boise, Idaho; and Kevin Murphy, marketing manager of Chicago-based Vance Food Systems Group, talked recently about the retailer's role in managing food safety problems.

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