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ERIC Number: ED508185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Food Safety in the National School Lunch Program. USDA Food and Nutrition Service
US Department of Agriculture
Schools that serve meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are required to maintain proper sanitation and health standards in conformance with all applicable State and local laws and regulations. In addition, schools are required to obtain two school food safety inspections per school year, which are to be conducted by a State or local governmental agency responsible for food safety inspections. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) increased the inspection requirement from one to two per school year, beginning in school year (SY) 2005-2006. In addition, Public Law 108-265 requires schools to post the latest inspection report in a visible location and to make it available to the public upon request. This law also requires State Agencies that administer the school meal programs to report to USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) the number of inspections obtained by their schools in each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009. State Agency reports are due to FNS by November 15 following each school year. This paper presents the schools' inspection compliance data for SY 2006-2007.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA)