Click image to view Frank Yiannas video interview.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. got the full attention of its beef suppliers by enhancing its food-safety requirements with additional testing and verifications. The new safety measures include prevention-based certification by one of the Global Food Safety Initiative's recognized standards.

MEAT+POULTRY’s Joel Crews sat down with Frank Yiannas, Walmart's vice president of food safety, as part of an exclusive report on Walmart's commitment to food safety, including its recently announced initiative for suppliers of its poultry and ground-turkey products.