Report: Most Wash. School Kitchens Clean, Safe

Monday, October 22, 2012

School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Given that volume, you might expect school kitchens to rack up a fair number of health department violations.

A Spokesman-Review review ( of school cafeteria inspection reports, however, found only 521 citations in three years in Washington's 295 school districts, which includes more than 3,000 schools.

Overall, most schools have clean, safe kitchen operations, according to the newspaper's review of 4,500 pages of inspection records.

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