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Food Safety

The safety and well being of your child is a top priority for Cumberland County Schools.  This is not just limited to your child’s physical safety, but also food safety in the cafeterias.  The Child Nutrition Services Department implements staff development training for employees starting at the beginning of the school year that continues throughout the remainder of the year.  Some important practices Child Nutrition Services has in place are:

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points)

HACCP is a USDA program that allows the kitchens to have check points and look for potential areas of concern that may be the cause of a foodborne illness.  Important check points taught to the Child Nutrition Staff begin with the receiving of the food, storage of the food, preparation of the food, as well as serving of the food.  HACCP is taught and reviewed annually.  Cafeteria reviews are conducted to ensure HACCP is being implemented and followed correctly.

Serv Safe Sanitation Training

All cafeteria managers, assistant managers, and additional kitchen staff sit through this intensive class that is by the National Restaurant Association. Child Nutrition Services top priority is to serve your children well-balanced, nutritious, and safe food.  Employees receive this training every five years or before their expiration expires.

 

 

 

“In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800. 877.8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call  866.632.9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:  202.690.7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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Published by Jennifer Rozier on October 18, 2017
        
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