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HOUSTON, June 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today announced that the Company is joining the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) to further educate customers on the importance of food safety and proper food handling techniques.
Through its work with the PFSE, Sysco is furthering its commitment to improve public health outcomes by reducing foodborne illnesses. Partners of PFSE are thought leaders, collaborators and sustaining supporters of the organization’s year-round efforts to raise awareness of safe food handling practices. As PFSE’s partner, Sysco will have the opportunity to collaborate with the organization to create educational materials for the food distribution industry and offer additional food safety educational opportunities to customers.
“As the global leader in food distribution, Sysco is in a unique position to expand the reach of food safety education within the industry,” said Mark Mignogna, Sysco’s vice-president of quality assurance. “Food safety is Sysco’s top priority, and our collaboration with the Partnership for Food Safety Education provides an impactful avenue for us to demonstrate our continued commitment to this important topic and increase our customers’ access to food safety education.”
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education is the originator of science-based food safety messaging and the national leader in developing and disseminating information around the linkage of food safety consumer education with positive health outcomes. PFSE partners include leading consumer groups, food industry associations, commodity management groups, and professional associations in the food science and nutrition channels, who leverage their unique resource and communications networks to contribute to the Partnership’s mission.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 67,000 associates, the company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $58 billion.
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About the Partnership for Food Safety Education:
The non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education is the originator of science-based food safety messages and the national leader in developing and disseminating information around the linkage of food safety consumer education with positive health outcomes. Food safety and health educators, and consumers, can download free food safety education information from the Partnership’s website at http://www.fightbac.org/. The Partnership is the creator and steward of the popular Fight BAC!® national food safety education campaign.
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