How Grocery Store Delis Can Manage Food Safety Risks

July 27, 2015

As grocery stores offer more and more prepared foods to consumers in their delis, they need to keep in mind the safety of what they sell.

“It’s important for them to have proper planning in place before they start taking on some of these new products,” says Martin Bucknavage, Senior Food Safety Extension Associate at Penn State.

Smaller chains and independent grocery stores are at a disadvantage because they don’t necessarily have the technical support that large retail chains do, he adds.

“It’s important for them to really understand what the risks are,” Bucknavage says.

The risks associated with food prepared…