U.K. RETAILERS HEED CUSTOMERS CONCERN FOR FOOD SAFETY

LONDON -- The global food industry is beginning to embrace food-safety standards, but retailers are realizing that standards alone won't make consumers feel completely secure about their food.The standards have come in the form of the "Global Food Safety Initiative," a program of identifying key global safety standards and auditing suppliers for compliance. That program is in its third year and is

LONDON -- The global food industry is beginning to embrace food-safety standards, but retailers are realizing that standards alone won't make consumers feel completely secure about their food.

The standards have come in the form of the "Global Food Safety Initiative," a program of identifying key global safety standards and auditing suppliers for compliance. That program is in its third year and is gaining momentum. A detailed update on the initiative appears in a story on Page 24.

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