Food Safety info/USDA Handwashing and Lunch packing Tips for Parents and Caregivers.pdf  (Please click on the link in blue for a very well written info sheet from USDA that will benefit everyone.)


Serving safe food is a high priority for Food and Nutrition Services staff. More than 800 employees work in elementary, middle and high school cafeterias, the food services central production facility, food services warehouse and central office to provide safe and nutritious meals to the students of Montgomery County. We are proud of our long record of serving safe and nutritious meals.

We follow proper food safety procedures in all aspects of handling food, from receiving and storing to preparing and serving food and use Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) procedures to monitor and record critical temperatures. Products prepared in the temperature-controlled central production facility, as well as products received from many vendors are delivered in refrigerated trucks. School foodservice staffs follow standard operating procedures to prepare and serve safe foods to our customers.

Health inspections are routinely conducted by the Montgomery County Health Department Office of Licensure and Regulatory Services. The inspection reports and licenses are posted in the kitchen/cafeteria area and can be viewed by the public. In addition, managers conduct HACCP self-inspections in their school twice a year.

Cafeteria managers are certified in food safety and all employees receive food safety training both on the job and at regular in-service meetings.