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Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles

This document serves as USDA guidance for the implementation of HACCP-based food safety programs in schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0022

Pasteurized Juice

This memorandum is to clarify the use of pasteurized juice in the child nutrition programs.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles - Approval of Information Collection Request

The final rule entitled School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles (HACCP) was published on Dec. 15, 2009, which implemented a legislative provision requiring school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Technical Assistance

Creating Your School Food Defense Plan

Food defense is having measures in place to reduce the chances of someone intentionally contaminating the food used in your foodservice operation in order to harm children and cause panic, alarm, and distrust in our food supply.

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Implementing Farm to School Activities: Food Safety

This page contains a list of food safety resources organized by topic area that provides basic definitions of food safety terms and links to sites with more information. These resources may be used by school food service as well as growers.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

This final rule implements a legislative provision which requires school food authorities participating in NSLP or SBP to develop a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: School Food Safety Program Based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Principles

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 requires school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to implement a school food safety program for the preparation and service of school meals served to children.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0008

Community Food Systems - Food Safety FAQs

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Food Safety Resources

The FNS Office of Food Safety develops education, instruction and technical assistance resources for individuals working in federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Many of these resources are created in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition.