Trichinosis Plan in the Works
partment of Agriculture here announced that it is developing a new certification program for declaring pigs free of the parasite trichinae, the cause of trichinosis in humans.
The program will be tested this fall in packing plants in Minnesota and Iowa, and could start on full-scale usage by the end of next year. According to agency officials, if such a system tests successfully, it could become a model for controlling other foodborne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
SuperTarget Fresh In Dallas Debut
DALLAS (FNS) -- Target Stores is using perishables and its sourcing abilities to promote the opening of its two new SuperTarget units here. The operator focuses on produce -- apples grown in Washington, potatoes dug up in Idaho, corn shucked in Nebraska, blueberries picked in Michigan, and grapes harvested in California -- to get its fresh message out to consumers.
An opening day ad stated "For the freshest foods, come to the Grand Opening of the new SuperTarget stores. Unless, of course, you're itching to take a few road trips. SuperTarget. We're all about fresh."
Target, based in Minneapolis, rounded out its ad, which was presented in a Sunday edition, with crab caught in Alaska and chicken corn-fed in Minnesota to punctuate the fact that all these perishables can now be found at the bullseye SuperTarget. A coupon for four free bagels was included in the full-page layout.