Lowcountry Food Bank announced that it passed stringent food safety inspections this month by the American Institute of Baking International (AIB) at all three of its regional distribution centers in Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Yemassee.
AIB certification is considered the gold standard in food safety. The AIB audit offers an unbiased assessment by accredited, independent experts and measures operational practices, food safety maintenance, cleaning practices, pest management, and food safety monitoring programs.
“Food safety is a high priority at the Lowcountry Food Bank,” said Nick Osborne, Lowcountry Food Bank President and CEO. “This certification reinforces our quality standards for our agency partners and ensures an excellent quality of food for the people we serve.” As a Feeding America member food bank, the Lowcountry Food Bank also participates in additional food safety checks.
About the Lowcountry Food Bank: Feed. Advocate. Empower.
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributed more than 40 million pounds of food in 2021. The Lowcountry Food Bank helps fight hunger by distributing food to more than 250 partner agencies including on-site meal programs, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank advocates on behalf of those who experience hunger and helps empower people to make healthy and nutritious food choices. For more information, visit the Lowcountry Food Bank website.