A newspaper investigation of Oregon school lunchroom inspections has turned up a few problems, but health officials say that generally the cafeterias do a better job of sanitation than restaurants.
The Salem Statesman Journal reports that it asked all 196 Oregon school districts for the last two inspection reports, but only about two-thirds provided them. The reports are a requirement of federal meal subsidies. They're supposed to be made available and posted. The paper says most schools put them in kitchens, out of public view.
Overall, the paper says, the reports showed schools meet lunchroom standards and fix problems quickly.
But the reports turned up instances of rodent droppings, broken equipment, pink slime and mold in milk and ice machines, and out-of-date and moldy food.