FOOD SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY
Within Newton County Schools' Nutrition Department, facilitating food safety and sanitation are critical ongoing processes that require strict adherence to standard operating procedures and training. The practice of Newton County Schools Food Safety Program is ongoing every school year. The program follows the USDA guidance which is based on the Process Approach to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (H.A.C.C.P) implementation. All standards in our food safety program are based on recommendations outlined in the United States Public Health Service 2017 Food Code.
Our Sanitation Scores * Benchmark: 96 *
The United States Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the governmental leader in providing up-to-date information regarding adulterated food and/or beverage products. Newton County Schools in partnership with the state of Georgia's School Nutrition Division and the United States Department of Agriculture stay abreast of food recalls and/or alerts targeting the service of wholesome food and/or beverage products to all of our patronizing stakeholders. Please find the latest food recalls and/or alerts at the following FDA's and/or www.Recalls.gov websites:
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider