Food Safety

Last Published: 09/08/2016

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 web site.


Food Safety in Schools Infographic Food Safety in Schools Infographic  
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White Paper: Food Safety Enforcement and Inspection Actions and Terminology provides an overview of basic food safety enforcement terminology used by FSIS

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Food-Safe Schools Action Guide, Creating a Culture of Food Safety: a food safety resource for School Nutrition Directors

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: allows State Agencies to rapidly communicate critical food recall information to recipient agencies so they can remove contaminated food from distribution and keep families safe

SENS webinar - July 11, 2014

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Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs: 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

Institute of Child Nutrition

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN): 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.