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Every year thousands of American die due to food poisoning. A recent investigation of school lunch programs in Ohio, reveals that many schools may be putting your child in jeopardy of food poisoning as a result of significant health code violations. Health inspections of 765 schools covering nine counties in Ohio, found that one in 10 schools had serious health code violations-so serious that deadly food bourne illnesses were a possibility.

Violations included, food stored at improper temperatures, undated lunch meat and refrigerators unable to keep milk cold. The most frequent violation observed was school dishwashers unable to properly sanitize plates and lunch utensiles. If you have concerns about your child’s school lunch program make sure you address them with school officials and if necessary get local health officials involved. Ohio ranks ninth in the counrty in terms of food poisoning and school children.

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