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Trending this week: Rats, roaches, mice, flies found in hundreds of NYC school cafeterias

Plus, Sodexo North America reports 16.4% organic growth in first half of FY2023

This week on Food Management the top story was USDA extends child nutrition public comment period. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule, “Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” which published in the Federal Register on Feb. 7, 2023. 

In other news, health inspectors discovered roaches, mice, rats and flies in nearly 400 New York City public school cafeterias over the last three years, recently released city Health Department data shows. The violations include 1,072 violations deemed critical—conditions most likely to cause foodborne illnesses—in at least 620 different public schools, including several fly species that breed in garbage or feces in more than 100 schools, mice or evidence of mice found in more than 300 school cafeterias and live cockroaches found in 80 school cafeterias.

See what else was trending on this week. 


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