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Foodbank receives top rating for AIB Audit

Springfield, IL (Feb. 1, 2019) – Central Illinois Foodbank recently scored 950 out of 1,000 possible points on an AIB International Consolidated Standards for Food Distribution Centers’ audit, which is a comprehensive food safety program.

This is the highest score the Foodbank has received from its previous two audits. A score of 700 is required in order to pass.

“It’s our responsibility to ensure that the food we distribute to our communities is safe,” said Pam Molitoris, executive director of Central Illinois Foodbank. “Our high score reflects our dedication to maintaining a clean and safe environment for handling, storing and distributing food.”

The AIB audit is based on five categories:

  • Operational Methods and Personnel Practices: The receipt, storage, monitoring, handling, and processing of raw materials to manufacture and distribute safe final product.
  • Maintenance for Food Safety: The design, upkeep, and management of equipment, buildings, and grounds to provide a sanitary, efficient and reliable manufacturing environment.
  • Cleaning Practices: The cleaning and sanitization of equipment, utensils, and buildings to provide a wholesome and safe processing environment.
  • Integrated Pest Management: The assessment, monitoring, and management of pest activity to identify, prevent, and eliminate conditions that could promote or sustain a pest population.
  • Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs: The coordination of management support, cross-functional teams, documentation, education, training, and monitoring systems to ensure all departments of the facility work together effectively to deliver a wholesome and safe final product.