Parents beware: Schools may not get food safety notices quickly enough

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

After a recall of peanut butter products contaminated with salmonella, a government audit says some school districts may have been serving the tainted and dangerous food to students.

According to a study from the Government Accountability Office, Food and Nutrition Service, which nationally provides school systems lunch products including School District 51, did not act quick enough to take the dangerous products out of schools lunch menu.

The investigation found many school districts throughout the country were still serving potentially dangerous foods to kids.

Fortunately, District 51 knew there would be a lag from the federal government to tell them to take it off the shelves, and Nutrition Services Director Dan Sharp says they had all peanut butter off of lunch menus three months before they were told to.

Because of the District's quick thinking, there have not been any reports of salmonella in any District 51 school because of contaminated peanut butter.

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  • by Penny Location: GJ on Sep 22, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    Good job Joe....Weird they would risk school kids!
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