Wal-Mart Adopts Global Safety Standards

Wal-Mart Stores last week said that it will become the first nationwide food retailer to require suppliers of its private-label and other food products including produce, meat, fish, poultry and ready-to-eat foods to have their production and processing facilities certified by Global Food Safety Initiative standards. Developed by Paris-based CIES, the Food Business Forum, GFSI standards

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores last week said that it will become the first nationwide food retailer to require suppliers of its private-label and other food products — including produce, meat, fish, poultry and ready-to-eat foods — to have their production and processing facilities certified by Global Food Safety Initiative standards.

Developed by Paris-based CIES, the Food Business Forum, GFSI standards are recognized as stricter than current audit processes required by

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