Food Safety

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,