AIB Certified Food Grade Warehouse

Valley is an American Institute of Baking (AIB) certified warehouse and is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

All products stored in our warehouse are handled with special care. Out of all other industries, food and beverage require the most crucial care. That’s why we invite AIB to come inspect our warehouse facilities annually. AIB was founded in 1919; Their mission is to ensure that food safety production capabilities are at the highest quality, while our mission is to provide the best food grade storage space possible. By inviting AIB to inspect our warehouse facilities, we are preventing food hazards and expensive recalls, while improving and maintaining a healthy, sanitary environment for food handling within our facilities.

AIB inspections evaluate the adequacy of five categories that a food grade warehouse must meet to keep products wholesome and safe.

  • Operational Methods and Personnel Practices

Focuses on food handling, processing and storing.

  •  Maintenance for Food Safety

Focuses on equipment, grounds, and structures.

  • Cleaning Practices

Focuses on cleaning and sanitizing the facility for a safe, clean environment.

  • Integrated Pest Management

Focuses on pest management and preventing pests from having the opportunity to thrive in a food environment.

  • Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs

Focuses on management and teamwork to make sure programs and practices are running smoothly.

We offer dry storage warehousing for bulk and rack storage.  Some of the products we handle include:

  • Canned goods
  • Beverages
  • Dry goods
  • Food ingredients packaged in bulk and palletized

We are proud of our flexibility and innovation. Don’t settle for one-size-fits-all logistics services, we will customize our approach that best fits YOUR needs.  


Meet our Food Defense Team!

Nicolina – Safety Coordinator

“Every month, Ryan and I physically inspect the interior, exterior and the grounds of our facilities. We inspect to make sure the buildings are being maintained for proper cleanliness in order to avoid cross-contamination and for any damages, openings or breaks in the structure of the buildings that may attract pests or insects. If we do find any leaks, breaks or openings anywhere, we notify the facilities manager to have it taken care of immediately.

 

 

 

Ryan – AIB Certified Food Defense Assistant 

“As a food defense inspection assistant, I assist Nicolina in inspecting our facilities to assure proper pest management protocol is being followed. This is in addition to enforcing cleanliness protocol in the warehouse, such as ensuring proper product storage to prevent cross-contamination, and various building maintenance inspections.”

 

 

 

Ashley – AIB Certified Food Defense Coordinator

“I manage the Food Defense Plan, review and update the policies and procedures as they pertain to food safety/food defense, and I regularly confer with the Pest Control contractor to identify critical control points and preventative measures to maintain the integrity of the food products stored within the facilities.”