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   Publix Receives Award For Food Safety Innovation
by Publix
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:43PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Food Marketing Institute and the International Food Protection Training Institute have honored Publix with the inaugural Food Safety Innovation Award.

The award recognizes companies or organizations that have made an innovative contribution or commitment to food safety, and encourages others in the industry, government and academia to search for creative solutions and implement new practices that keep food safe.

Publix was recognized specifically for its food safety training programs. Tens of thousands of associates and managers are trained and certified in food safety. In addition, Publix has implemented food safety training programs for its industrial operations and supplier community.

“Food safety is a top priority for Publix, and we have taken a leadership role in food safety training,” said Publix Director of Corporate Quality Assurance Michael Roberson. “Food safety is a shared responsibility, and each associate must make a personal commitment to maintain all aspects of food safety to protect our customers and offer safe, high-quality food each and every day.”

Publix has received awards and recognition for its food safety practices, including the prestigious Black Pearl Award for Corporate Excellence in Food Safety and Quality in 2013 from the International Association for Food Protection.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,155 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website,

Source: Publix 

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