Resource | Fact Sheets
Talking Points on USDA and School Meal Safety

USDA is committed to ensuring that school children receive safe and healthy food
-- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ensures that the nation's nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), meet individuals’ food and nutrition needs.   
-- The health and safety of the 31 million children we serve each day in our school nutrition programs is of the utmost importance to us.   
-- USDA is committed to a comprehensive, coordinated approach to food safety for the NSLP.  USDA Foods represent 15‐20% of all food served in school meals and our specifications for these foods meet or exceed standards set for commercial products.  

Resource | Policy Memos | SP45-2011
Food Safety Inspections in Service-Only Sites Participating in the School Meals Programs

This memorandum satisfies GAO’s recommendations for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to issue more specific guidance to States and school districts regarding the applicability of the food safety inspections requirement in schools that do not prepare food, such as those that only serve pre-packaged meals or meals delivered from a central preparation location (referred to in this memorandum as service-only sites). 

Resource | Report
Supplemental Information Related to the Report -- Resource 2: Implications of Food Allergens and a Safe Food Supply

Article by Roger Clemens, DrPH, Chair, Food Safety & Technology Subcommittee of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.