Food Safety & Safe Handling

In an effort to maintain the integrity of the food distributed by the Foodbank, while ensuring it remains healthy and safe for consumption, agencies must be trained in proper food storage and safe handling practices. Each partner agency agrees to observe safe food handling practices in transportation, storage, handling, and distribution of food and USDA commodities when the Mid-Ohio Foodbank Partnership Agreement was signed.

Required Food Safety Training

One representative from each agency must undergo food safety training every three years to remain compliant with Foodbank policy. This will ensure that proper food safety knowledge, and practices are being implemented throughout our network. In the event the agency representative with food safety training departs from the organization, the Foodbank should be notified, as another representative will need to be trained within 90 days.

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If an agency can provide valid, Foodbank approved certification in food safety, they may be exempt from food safety training under the Foodbank. For Food Safety Training, please contact the Network and Resource and Training Coordinator 614-317-9466, or the local health department.