Tarrant Area Food Bank does everything necessary to protect product that is transported, received, stored, and distributed by Tarrant Area Food Bank from abuse and contamination. The federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act of 1996 protects those who donate food in good faith to TAFB or other nonprofits from civil or criminal liability should such donated food later cause harm to a recipient. Learn more about the act.

To fulfill our commitment to food safety, TAFB:

Implements food safety best practices using regulatory agencies, Feeding America, food industry partners, and third-party auditors as resources

Constantly assesses food products in all work and storage areas and product that is deemed unsafe for human consumption or is suspected to have been abused is not knowingly distributed

Provides training for all staff, temporary workers, volunteers, partners or any others that come in contact with food products in our facility

Measures compliance against performance standards on an ongoing basis, regularly convening an interdepartmental Food Safety Committee, conducting regular self-inspections, and annual third-party audits

Communicates our values for food safety and continues developing a strong food safety culture within our organization, as well as with our Partner Agencies and food industry partners

Ensures continual improvement in food safety performance by considering food safety implications in decision-making, researching and applying industry best practices, and pursuing peer mentoring opportunities within the Feeding America network

Maintains compliance with American Institute of Bakers (AIB) standards for food safety