Global reach of food industry underscores importance of safety
WILLMAR -- At the Minnesota-based Schwan Food Co., raw ingredients for the company's many products are obtained from more than 800 suppliers worldwide. Schwan's production of pizza alone amounts to 1 million tons a day.
It's this complexity that keeps Jeff Varcoe, vice president of food safety and quality, constantly vigilant.
"That's a lot of opportunities for foodborne illness," he said. "That keeps me up at night."
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