Wal-Mart Executive Urges Industry to Strengthen Food Safety Culture

Scientific advances in food safety won’t fully pay off unless the food industry strengthens its “food safety culture,” Frank Yiannas, vice president, food safety, Wal-Mart Stores, said in a presentation here Monday.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Scientific advances in food safety won’t fully pay off unless the food industry strengthens its “food safety culture,” Frank Yiannas, vice president, food safety, Wal-Mart Stores, said in a presentation here Monday.

“Culture is just as important as the science,” he said at a session during the Grocery Manufacturers Association Executive Conference. “The soft stuff is the real hard stuff where you can make a difference as food firms.”

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