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Packed Lunches: Cutting Corners but not Food Safety

August 16, 2017 by


By: Karen Hunter, Executive Correspondence and Issues Management Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service As a working mom of four boys, ages 8 and under, I’m asked on a near-daily basis: “how do you DO it?!” It’s a carefully orchestrated dance: keeping my family fed, healthy, dropped off at school and daycare at the appropriate […]

Ready-to-Eat Sandwiches Recalled Expanded

July 27, 2016 by


Let’s Do Lunch, Inc., dba Integrated Food Service (IFS), is expanding the scope of their June 19, 2016, recall of certain ready-to-eat sandwiches because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported to date. The company is working closely with FDA officials and has  expanded the recall to […]

A Methuen MA elementary school is closed due to a stomach virus

January 15, 2016 by


By Kristi Palma School officials closed Timony Grammar School in Methuen Friday due to a stomach virus, according to a school district statement. Timony is the only school in the district that is closed. Methuen School District Superintendent Judith Scannell told the Boston Herald 142 students were out sick Wednesday, and 186 students and 32 […]

Parents in Tennessee want to know how six-year-old meat could be served at school

May 4, 2015 by


by Doug Powell Dozens of parents and students packed into the Hawkins County Board of Education, expecting answers about how their children could be served six-year-old meat in the cafeteria. They were stunned to learn the school’s current system doesn’t keep track of dates such as when food shipments arrived or when it was time […]

Vegetables hit school lunch trays, but most kids don’t bite

November 18, 2014 by


by Barbara Mantel, TODAY contributor Offering young children a healthy school lunch doesn’t mean they’ll eat it, reports TODAY Health. While nearly 7 out of 10 school kids put a vegetable on their lunch trays, only about half of them took even one bite of it, according to a new study of 274 kindergarteners through […]