U.S. Healthcare Wastes $750 Billion a Year

Don’t discount the healthcare discussion anytime soon. Long after the November elections, the pains of health-care costs are likely to continue. A recent report by Institute of Medicine has revealed that the U.S. healthcare system “squanders $750 billion a year—roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar—through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud, and other waste,” writes…

USDA Identifies Food Deserts

The USDA’s Economic Research Service has identified more than 6,500 food desert tracts in the U.S. based on 2000 CENSUS and 2006 data on locations of supermarkets, supercenters, and large grocery stores, reports The Food Institute. USDA examined the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of these tracts to see how they differ from other census tracts…

Retail Food Safety Forum

Plan now to attend the FMI/National Grocers Association (N.G.A.) inaugural Retail Food Safety Forum in Cincinnati on November 5 – 6, 2012. Through interactive learning, peer discussions, and idea exchanges, you will take away actionable resources to improve your company’s food safety program. The Retail Food Safety Forum courses are designed to offer comprehensive education…