Safety Guidelines

Food banks in our national network adhere to the same guidelines that grocery retailers, food manufacturers and restaurants must follow:

  * The Current Good Manufacturing Practices for the Manufacturing, Processing, and Packaging, or Handling Human Food developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  *Model Salvage Code developed by FDA and the Association of Food and Drug Officials

  *Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

  *Fair Packaging and Labeling Act

And, many individuals at our member locations are:

  *ServSafecertified

  *Registered dieticians

  *Nutritionists

Food and grocery products that are donated to Feeding America are carefully handled and tracked throughout the distribution process, so that product retrieval is possible in the event of a recall.

To learn more about donating and food safety, contact Feeding America at info@feedingamerica.org.