CIES, The Food Business Forum, which met last week in Dublin, Ireland, formally unveiled a global food-safety initiative Thursday to create a set of voluntary but universally accepted standards for food safety, quality and security. (SN previously ran news of this initiative May 22.) The CIES initiative, announced at the organization's annual Executive Congress by outgoing CIES chairman Feargal Quinn, will address such issues as consumer information and education, rapid alert s
ts first round store last November in Clermont, Fla., near Orlando. A Food Lion official said the two stores are virtually identical. The company said the round design is an attempt to create a seamless shopping experience in which departments flow into one another. Food Lion said it has two more round stores under construction, both in Tampa, with one likely to open by the end of the year.