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Quality Guidelines: Doing Your Part for Everyone
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According to a survey conducted by the International Food Safety Council in Chicago and CMF&Z Public Relations in Des Moines, IA, 52 percent of consumers reported that food safety has become more important to them than it was a year before.

With this increase in public concern, Sysco is doing its part with the industry's largest and most capable staff of Quality Assurance professionals who make sure that Sysco Brand products are as safe and as wholesome as possible. Our Quality Assurance team works closely with manufacturers to enforce proper food safety procedures whenever any Sysco Brand product is produced.

We've taken this commitment even further with HACCP, the preventative system used by processors to ensure the safety of their products to consumers. We have also required all suppliers of products we deliver to do the same-whether the product is Sysco Brand or not.

But food safety is everyone's responsibility from the field to the table. And that's where ServSafe, a program created by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, comes in. This course helps operators establish and maintain a safe operation and has certified more than 800,000 foodservice professionals internationally. Many of our Sysco Operating Companies have certified trainers on staff who conduct food safety seminars for our customers.

For more information, call the NRA Educational Foundation at 1.800.765.2122 or contact your Sysco Marketing Associate.

Together, we're working to make food safer for everyone. Next issue: Beef, E. coli and Sysco's prevention.

SOURCE: Restaurants USA, June/July 1998