PHILIPPI, W.Va. – Think you’ve seen the worst of awful school lunches? Think again.
Several students and parents shared photos of their recent disgusting cafeteria lunch at West Virginia’s Philippi Middle School.
They featured a severely burned burritos covered in melted plastic.
“They were eating plastic and the chemicals that melted with the plastic, that’s not good,” says Sherie Bolton, a grandparent of a Philippi student.
“I think this was something they weren’t used to making so they just burned them and rather then choosing to throw them away and remaking something else, because of what was on the menu that day, they served them.”
The whole thing has administrators apologizing and saying cafeteria employees will receive “training.”
“I am aware of the situation that happened in Philippi Middle School regarding lunch and on behalf of the Board of Education and myself I extend an apology to the students and families that were involved with that and we are doing training to make sure that it doesn’t happen again,” Barbour County Schools Superintendent Joe Super tells WDTV.
He didn’t elaborate on what “training” is required to inform employees most human beings wouldn’t eat such a lunch.
Meanwhile, an Indiana school district is warning that apple slices “packaged in accordance with federal, school food service guidelines” may make children violently ill — or may even kill them.
Wa-Nee schools announced Friday it had received a notice the night before announcing a product recall from Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Inc.
“That notice warned that the packaged apple slices may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an infectious organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, illness in young children,” according to the school district’s warning.
They’re asking any children who may have brought the packaged apple slices home to bring them back to the school “as soon as possible.”
The Food Poisioning Bulletin reports the recall extends to 10 states in all and include Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin and West Virginia.