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Good food safety can’t be a competitive disadvantage

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A good food safety plan means more than just being able to check the appropriate boxes on a food safety audit.

In the latest column from the Center for Produce Safety’s BB #:339618 Knowledge Transfer Task Force, Drew McDonald says food safety is an ongoing learning process, and produce buyers should ask their suppliers all about their food safety approach.

McDonald is vice president of quality and food safety at Taylor Fresh Foods BB #:193361, Salinas, CA, and also chairman of CPS’s Technical Committee, and he says sometimes, having a good food safety program can be a competitive disadvantage when one company invests heavily in a comprehensive program and another does the minimum to pass audits but can offer a lower price.

McDonald explains further in a video:


Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services