USA Today: School Kitchen Inspection Program Falls Short

More than a quarter of the nation’s schools participating in the National School Lunch Program failed to get the USDA mandated two annual health inspections of their foodservice facilities in the 2007-08 school year, reports USA Today. Of the 26,500 schools that failed to meet that requirement, about a third, 8,500, didn’t get inspected even once.

The mandate, contained in the Child Nutrition Act, is loosely enforced and monitored, USA Today’s investigation found. The law does not spe

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