Food Safety

Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is committed to keeping food safe for our customers. Safe handling of food is our top priority. Monitoring systems for food and equipment are in place to be sure food is kept safe and staff is regularly trained and given frequent updates on food safety.


Proper training in the safe receiving, storage and serving of food is one critical step in the process of keeping food risk free. One component in the training is ServSafe. ServSafe is a comprehensive nationwide food safety training program sponsored by the National Restaurant Association. Cafe managers must have current ServSafe certification. Managers must complete the ServSafe training program and pass the certification exam. Certifications are renewed every 5 years through retaking the course and examination.


School nutrition programs are required by USDA to design and utilize a HACCP program. HACCP stands for Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point. This is a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation and control of food safety hazards to prevent food borne illness. This program is based on CCPs (Critical Control Points). The FDA defines CCPs as steps at which control can be applied and is essential to prevent, reduce or eliminate a food safety hazard to an acceptable level. An example of a CCP is holding hot food at the correct temperature to prevent the rapid growth of bacteria.

HACCP plans follow seven principles. These seven areas evaluate points where there could be risks in the receiving, storage, preparation and serving of food.

All CCSD school cafeterias follow a HACCP plan. Food service staff is regularly trained on safe steps for food handling. Proper temperatures of food and equipment are regularly monitored.

All of our our food vendors are required to monitor CCPs and utilize HACCP as well.

Health Department Inspections

Our schools receive two health inspections each year. Scores are updated as the inspections are completed.
Check your school's most recent health inspection score.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or


(3)        email:


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De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.


Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.


Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:


(1)        correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;


(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; o


(3)        correo electrónico::


Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.