Resource | Technical Assistance
Food Safety Tips for School Gardens

The  practices addressed in this document will help program operators enhance the safety of fruits and  vegetables grown in school gardens.
 

Resource | Technical Assistance
Verifying On-Farm Food Safety

Verifying On-Farm Food Safety. Prior to purchasing produce from a local farm, school nutrition operators should visit the farm to observe key food safety practices and ask questions about produce handling.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0051
Responsibility to Request Food Safety Inspections

A number of schools nationwide are still having difficulty obtaining the two food safety inspections required by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. Although FNS realizes that many of the difficulties schools face are beyond their control, we would like to stress that local program operators are responsible for requesting the food safety inspections from the public health department and documenting their efforts.

SP39-2008
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2000-0006
State Agency (SA) Oversight of Food Safety Inspections

This document clarifies SA’s oversight responsibilities for food safety inspections under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program.