The silver lining to this is that progressive retailers are leading the march for suppliers and processors to get their HACCP documentation in compliance with international regulations. During this year's annual International Association of Food Protection Conference that took place in Portland, Ore., Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart, made his position clear on the future of food safety: all roads lead to automation. Automation is the breakthrough solution to resolving the technological stalemate the food safety industry is currently finding itself in.
Food safety, ironically enough, can be at the bottom of the priorities list for a supplier.
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