New Haven Public Schools are apologizing after serving breakfast to students that may have contained nuts.
According to a letter sent to the school community, the pre-packaged breakfast kids served Thursday included a Nature Valley granola bar that is processed in a plant that also processes nuts. Nuts are not an ingredient in the bar and the wrapper did contain a cautionary message that the product bar “may contain peanuts, almonds or pecan products.” Officials said the product was not on the approved food list and the school kitchens were informed as soon as officials learned of the situation.
School nurses were instructed to check students with known nut allergies. There have been no reported allergic reactions, officials said.
“The health and safety of our students and families are paramount. We very much regret the error and our Food Service team has redoubled efforts to ensure no similar repeat of this issue occurs,” the district wrote in the letter.
Anyone with questions can contact Jennifer Vazquez, director of nursing, at 203-946-6364, or Gail Sharry, food service director, at 475-220-1600.