Pennsauken, NJ, August 03, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) announced today that it has passed with flying colors a rigorous food safety inspection conducted by the American Institute of Baking International (AIB),earning a 940 score out of a possible 1000.
The outstanding result places FBSJ in the top tier of Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food banks required to complete the AIB-certification process.
AIB performs detailed audits on companies in the food industry to assess how well they implement food safety measures that can impact consumer safety. AIB inspectors graded FBSJ on every detail of how it stores and protects food, including standard operation methods and personnel practices, maintenance and cleaning practices, pest management, and adequacy of food safety programs.
“The AIB score reflects the focus that our entire staff – especially operations personnel – places on making sure that every touch point in the food distribution cycle is tied to a standardized practice,” noted Jeff Moore, FBSJ Senior Manager of Facilities/Logistics. “It is critically important that the clients we serve know that food safety is job one for us.”
In addition to third-party inspections like the one conducted by AIB, FBSJ has routine food safety checks carried out by local and state agencies.
The next AIB inspection for FBSJ is scheduled for 2018. FBSJ handles more than 12,000,000 pounds of food annually, distributing it through a network of 240 pantries and shelters located across Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org