Ozarks Food Harvest received high marks on its food safety inspection from AIB International. 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 president/CEO of Ozarks Food Harvest Bart Brown.

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. For more information on AIB International visit www.aibonline.org or call 800-633-5137.

For more information on Ozarks Food Harvest visit ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.

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