Food Safety

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and our network of member agencies provide an essential service to people in need of food assistance. While it is important to feed the needy, it is equally important to ensure that food being distributed throughout our network is safe and suitable for distribution and consumption. By following some basic food safety precautions while storing, preparing and serving food, we can ensure that the men, women and children we serve will be well fed and protected at the same time.

Effective immediately, the Foodbank is requiring at least one representative from each of our member agencies participate in a basic food safety training course. The representative from the member agency should be one of the key food program managers or coordinators. 

The basic food safety training course will cover five key areas:
Basic food safety
Personal hygiene
Cross-contamination and allergens
Controlling time & temperature
Cleaning and sanitation

The food safety training also includes an assessment measure to ensure that all attendees understand the basics of food safety. 

New member agencies will be required to complete this training during their orientation.

For more information on food safety training go the the Civil Rights & Food Safety page under Education & Training or contact the Member Services Department.

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