WASHINGTON -- The nation's food retailers -- including supermarket operators -- will start the new year with a revised 2001 Food Code, which was finally approved by the Food and Drug Administration, in cooperation with the Conference for Food Protection. The government's food-safety blueprint includes changes and clarifications regarding fresh juices, the storing and merchandising of eggs, roast beef cooking procedures, hand-washing practices, and the shelf life of ready-to-eat foods, among ...

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