ERIC Number: ED424028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Contaminated Frozen Strawberries in School Lunches. Hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session (June 5, 1997).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
This hearing includes testimony on contaminated strawberries in school lunches. Contaminated strawberries were determined to be the cause of an outbreak of hepatitis in the state of Michigan. In addition to statements by the committee members, testimony was given by: (1) Mary Ann Keeffe, Acting Under Secretary, Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, Department of Agriculture; (2) Lon Hatamiya, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, accompanied by Craig Beauchamp, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Harold Margolis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Fred Shank, Food and Drug Administration; (3) David R. Johnson, the chief executive and medical officer, Community Public Health Agency, Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, MI; (4) Thomas W. Schimm, a teacher and parent of a child who contracted hepatitis; and (5) Susan Doneth, a mother and member of the Safe Tables Our Priority (S.T.O.P.), Marshall, MI. An appendix contains additional material submitted for the record, including questions submitted to government agencies by committee members and a letter to the committee. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Standards, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Hearings, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Safety
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.