• DCPS makes changes after potentially moldy food served to Jacksonville students

    By: Russell Colburn , Action News Jax


    Duval County Public Schools is making changes after potentially moldy food was served to students.

    In a letter sent home to parents -- Ramona Boulevard Elementary School said food items had ‘some discoloration.’

    “Oh my god, that’s crazy,” said parent Mimi Singleton.  “I’m about to ask them now, see what’s going on.”

    “I might start sending [my kids] with their own lunch now,” said parent Lavonta Clark.

    One parent- who didn't want to be identified- said her child ate it.

    “She said it had black stuff all over the bottom of it,” the parent said.  “I’m very upset because she could be very ill.”

    In a letter home to parents, the school's principal stated Monday, the "discolored food was not originally visible to staff because of how the items were packaged."

    The school said it was served during breakfast for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders Monday.

    The letter stated when the school found out, ‘staff collected the food from students and discarded it. ’

    “That is definitely a concern,” said parent Kylie Turner.  “I have no idea why I haven’t heard about it.”

    The school district wouldn't accommodate an interview or take questions on the matter. 

    In an email, a DCPS representative said this is "being investigated by both the district and our food service provider, Chartwells. We will provide another update once the investigation is complete."

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