Wegmans Receives Good Quality Assurance Response

Wegmans Food Markets expects that half of its store-brand food suppliers will be certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative standard by the end of the year, up from the current 37%, and 17% last year. The increase stems from a June 2008 directive the Rochester, N.Y., retailer gave its some 470 Wegmans-brand suppliers. The requirement specified that they should work toward GFSI compliancy

CHICAGO — Wegmans Food Markets expects that half of its store-brand food suppliers will be certified to a Global Food Safety Initiative standard by the end of the year, up from the current 37%, and 17% last year.

The increase stems from a June 2008 directive the Rochester, N.Y., retailer gave its some 470 Wegmans-brand suppliers. The requirement specified that they should work toward GFSI compliancy within the year.

While many of the larger suppliers have complied, Wegm

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