Sysco is strengthening its commitment to improving public health and reducing foodborne illnesses. This week, the foodservice provider announced it is teaming up with the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) to further educate customers on proper food handling techniques.
“As the global leader in food distribution, Sysco is in a unique position to expand the reach of food safety education within the industry,” said Mark Mignogna, Sysco’s Vice-President of Quality Assurance. “Food safety is Sysco’s top priority, and our collaboration with the Partnership for Food Safety Education provides an impactful avenue for us to demonstrate our continued commitment to this important topic and increase our customers’ access to food safety education."
As part of their collaboration, Sysco and PFSE will work to create educational materials for the food distribution industry and offer educational opportunities to customers.
According to a press release, non-profit PFSE is one of the originators of science-based food safety messaging and a national leader in developing and disseminating information around the linkage of food safety consumer education with positive health outcomes. In addition to Sysco, PFSE partners with thought leaders, collaborators, and its sustaining supporters as well as with leading consumer groups, food industry associations, commodity management groups, and professional associations in the food science and nutrition channels. All of PFSE's partners contribute to the organization's year-round efforts to raise awareness of safe food handling practices,
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