Lowe's Food Stores, winner of SN's Food Safety Innovation Award, puts a premium on employee education, rigorous store inspections and prompt remedial measures to stay ahead of the curve
If maintaining a clean and safe in-store environment, free from germs and bacteria, can be likened to a military expedition, then Lowe's Food Stores is waging a highly proactive, disciplined campaign — taking the fight to the enemy. “Many people in the industry are reactive [toward food safety], based on what state and local inspectors find,” said Gary Watson, vice president of business support for Lowe's, Winston-Salem, N.C., who develops and oversees food safety strategy at the 109-store ...
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