Food Service Issue
On Tuesday, Nov. 14, a high school student reported finding a small cooked worm mixed with broccoli that was served in the school cafeteria. The student immediately reported the incident to Whitsons, our District’s food service provider. As a precaution, the entire shipment of broccoli was immediately disposed of.
The broccoli comes to the school flash-frozen from an independent supplier and is cooked on school premises. Whitsons has brought forth a formal complaint against the supplier and maker of the product through regular quality-control procedures. Whitsons will also continue to assure all food safety and preparation protocols are consistently in place in our schools.
Throughout Whitson’s tenure serving the Pelham Public Schools, the company has continuously scored high marks during its bi-annual, unannounced health inspections. The safety of our students and staff is always the District’s first priority and we will continue to provide strong oversight of our food service program.