Make Our Food Safe

"Local must be safe, panelists say"

The Packer | Andy Nelson


"ORLANDO, Fla. — Retailers and foodservice providers love to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, but not at the expense of food safety.

That was the main message at a roundtable workshop Oct. 17 at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit 2010, 'Keeping it Local: The Pros and Cons of Local Sourcing.'

The popularity of local isn’t likely to wane anytime soon, panelists said. For instance, by next summer, the Subway restaurant chain will have several locally grown-themed campaigns in place, said Michael Spinazzola, president of San Diego-based Diversified Restaurant Systems, which procures Subway’s produce..."

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