SCHOOL FOOD SAFETY: GAO warns Congress about danger in school foodservice

June 2002
FoodService Director;6/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p12
Trade Publication
Details the testimony of the U.S. General Accounting Office at a congressional hearing, which concerns the risk of food-borne illness among school cafeterias as of June 2002. Increase in the number of school-related outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Cases cited at the hearing; Defense offered by school food service professionals regarding the safety of school meals.


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