Regional Food Bank Receives Its Highest Ever Food Safety Audit Rating

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – March 28, 2019 - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has scored a 915 out of 1,000 possible points on the AIB International Consolidated Standards for Food Distribution Centers' audit. This marks the highest score in the history of the nonprofit and the third straight inspection that the Regional Food Bank has scored either 910 or above.

"Our employees go above and beyond to maintain a clean and safe environment that ensures our agencies and clients get high quality food," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "Operating under AIB demonstrates a commitment to the highest professional standards when it comes to facility maintenance and food safety."

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.

AIB International was founded more than a century ago and works with manufacturers and distributors to improve their food safety and quality management. The company is dedicated to raising the standard of food safety across the world.

Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation. In the last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 50 million pounds of food across 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma. Join the fight against hunger by visiting