Walmart to Use Mobile Testing Lab to Strengthen Food Safety Management
Starting this week a food testing mobile will be moving among Walmart store around Shenzhen, as part of the company’s plan to invest 100 million yuan to strengthen its food safety management in China Stores.
The funds will be used over the next three years to further expand food inspection, increase supplier training, and enhance supply chain management. After is pilot use in 33 stores scattered around Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen the mobile food testing lab will be expanded to at least 70 more store in the Guangdong province and to be run by a third party food quality tests. Furthermore the company is planning to bring in another mobile lab to its Eastern China outlets.
The mobile lab came to effect after a food safety issue that involved a Walmart store in Nanning which was accused of using expired eggs in its baked food. The store is paying close attention to that situation and is investigating on the matter and is improving safety practices. The company is also investing on employee training while adding more retail experts to its existing team.
Walmart will also be spending 500 million yuan to remodel 50 of its stores in China and will be opening 30 more stores before the year ends.