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:


  *Registered dieticians


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