Pallet Food Safety: There’s an Auditor at the Gate!

With all of the claims and counter-claims being made about plastic and wooden pallets, I thought it might be useful to journey to the dreaded flashpoint of my old job where the flak hit the fan, the feared 3rd party food inspection auditor. I still get goosebumps thinking about those calls from security at the front gate of the distribution center, announcing that the Steritech auditor had arrived for his surprise inspection.

plastic pallets Trader Joes,plastic trays trader joesWith this in mind, I asked some 3rd party food safety auditing providers to weigh in about pallet material and their work. After having spent a career in food distribution, I can tell you that from my experience, these folks powerfully shape the food safety attitude of the front line managers of their grocery industry clients.

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