Food Safety

Last Modified: 02/21/2014

School Food Service Workers

The FNS Office of Food Safety web site provides food safety education and training resources for school food service professionals and child nutrition program operators.  Consumer food safety resources can be found at the foodsafety.gov web site.

Spotlights

Graphic - The Food Allergy Book

The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know
Spanish: Alergias a los alimentos: lo que personal de la escuela

Grahpic - SENS logo USDA State Emergency Notification System (SENS)

The USDA State Emergency Notification System (SENS) is a tool that allows State Agencies to rapidly communicate critical food recall information to Recipient Agencies so they can remove contaminated food from distribution, and keep kids and families safe.

Logo - Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research

Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs
The Center of Excellence at Kansas State University provides science-based support to improve the safety of foods provided through the FNS nutrition assistance programs, particularly those served in schools and child care settings.

NFSMI

National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
NFSMI is dedicated to research, education and training for child nutrition programs.

School Food Service Inspection Reports
Schools are required to obtain two school food safety inspections per school year. State Agencies (SAs) that administer the school meal programs are required to report the number of inspections obtained by their schools.