Food Bank receives superior food safety rating from AIB International

Food Bank receives superior food safety rating from AIB International

June 5, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ozarks Food Harvest received high-marks on its food safety inspection from AIB International last month. For six years, southwest Missouri’s only regional food bank has held this superior food safety certification.

The award recognizes Ozarks Food Harvest’s commitment to food safety, sanitary working conditions and proper food handling training for employees and volunteers.

In the last 12 months, Ozarks Food Harvest received, processed and distributed more than 18.2 million pounds of food.

“Food Bank staff and volunteers work diligently to keep our distribution center clean and safe. This recognition is a testament to their hard work year-round,” said Bart Brown, president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest.

When Ozarks Food Harvest first received this certification in 2012, it was only the sixth Feeding America food bank of 200 in the country to do so.

AIB International was founded in 1919 as a technology and information transfer center for bakers and food processors.  Its mission is to empower the global food industry to elevate their food safety.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank

Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank provides 15.5 million meals annually to more than 261,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at, or

About AIB International

AIB International empowers clients worldwide to elevate their food safety and production process capabilities by developing and delivering application-oriented learning, consulting, and value-added services. AIB has offices strategically located across the globe and serves more than 120 different countries to be a leading premier service provider to the food and beverage industry. To find out more about AIB International please visit us at or call 800-633-5137.