WILD OATS TIES BONUSES TO SAFETY SCORES

BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Natural Marketplace bolsters its efforts to ensure store-level food safety with employee compensation incentives.The 101-unit chain, which was already using an internal safe-practices scoring system, began a little over a year ago to tie those scores to its annual bonus program with good results, officials said. The system is credited with helping to eliminate the possibility

BOULDER, Colo. -- Wild Oats Natural Marketplace bolsters its efforts to ensure store-level food safety with employee compensation incentives.

The 101-unit chain, which was already using an internal safe-practices scoring system, began a little over a year ago to tie those scores to its annual bonus program with good results, officials said. The system is credited with helping to eliminate the possibility of contamination by Listeria monocytogenes and other pathogens.

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