Shop N Save employees who handle fresh-cut products attend food safety and handling classes through the Pittsburgh division of Supervalu Inc., Minneapolis.
Fresh-cut products are kept refrigerated and on ice for two days before they are discarded.
Visit the Web site for the National Watermelon Promotion Board, Orlando, Fla. at www.melonmania.org for more melon safety tips. The site features food safety and handling information for retailers, says Wendy McManus, director of marketing.
“Because all of produce is affected by food safety, we feel there is a good awareness among retailers of the policies and procedures to follow as well as the risks that exist for not following proper procedures,” McManus says.