Sysco Eliminates Drop Sites Across US and Canada
Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), North America's largest foodservice distribution company, announced today it is taking specific actions to strengthen its food-safety practices. Bill DeLaney, president and chief executive officer of Sysco, said:
"Food safety is Sysco's first priority. Historically, our far-reaching food safety and quality assurance policies called for, among other things, drop sites to be registered and for our associates to ensure that only appropriate products were delivered and temporarily stored under appropriate climate controls. Drop sites were locations that permitted Sysco to meet the service needs of our customers by allowing delivery associates to drop off product at locations for temporary storage. Salespeople would then pick up the product and transport it to our customers.