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Food Safety Questions and Answers

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DATE:July 12, 2005
SUBJECT:Food Safety Questions and Answers
TO:State Directors
School Nutrition Programs
All States
Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions

Enclosed for your information are questions and answers on the food safety provisions of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (PL 108-265). Please provide this information to your school food authorities.

As you know, we published an interim rule in the Federal Register on June 15, 2005, implementing the requirement that schools obtain two food safety inspections each school year. In addition, on June 10, 2005, we issued Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles. Hard copies of the HACCP guidance are being mailed to school food authorities. Both these documents are also on our web site.

Stanley C. Garnett
Child Nutrition Division



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