Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday it will ramp up poultry safety standards for its suppliers.
Poultry suppliers for Walmart and Sam’s Club will be required to implement holistic controls aimed at reducing potential contamination levels in every stage of the production process and will undergo specialized testing to validate the measures are effective, according to a press release from Walmart.
“At Walmart and Sam’s Club, we are committed to providing our customers with safe, quality foods,” vice president for food safety Frank Yiannas said in the press release. “As part of our continuous improvement process, we determined it was important to require additional layers of protection for our customers.”
The suppliers have until June 2016 to be in compliance... [ MORE ]