WAL-MART UPDATES BUYING IN WAKE OF AVOCADO INCIDENT

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (FNS) -- Wal-Mart here has updated its buying procedures to reflect multistate product distribution, following federal charges that the operator transported hundreds of cartons of Mexican avocados to states not having the federal approval to sell them.Meanwhile, an internal investigation by the company found that the shipments were part of a short purchase made through a wholesaler."There

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (FNS) -- Wal-Mart here has updated its buying procedures to reflect multistate product distribution, following federal charges that the operator transported hundreds of cartons of Mexican avocados to states not having the federal approval to sell them.

Meanwhile, an internal investigation by the company found that the shipments were part of a short purchase made through a wholesaler.

"There was a short of California avocados and we sourced product through a w

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