School Food Service HACCP Resources

As of July 2005, any school lunch program participating in the National School Lunch Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), must have a school food safety program.

“Section 111 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-265) amended section 9(h) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act by requiring school food authorities (SFAs) to implement a food safety program. The Reauthorization Act requires that, during the preparation and service of meals, the SFA comply with a HACCP system established by the Secretary of Agriculture.”

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food safety page

The FNS Office of Food Safety web site provides food safety education and training resources for school food service professionals and child nutrition program operators.

Guidance for School Food Authorities. Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principle

National School Foodservice Management Institute University of Mississippi

Food Safety in Schools (formerly titled, Serving It Safe, 4th Edition)

Provides foodservice personnel at all levels with an up-to-date source of information for managing a safe and sanitary foodservice operation. The chapters cover topics such as: food safety, microorganisms, how to keep a clean and sanitary foodservice operation, prevention of foodborne illness, process for foodborne illness prevention, and food safety programs in schools. Revised 2015.

Online food safety training

HACCP –Based Standard Operating Procedures


Other school foodservice food safety resources

Foodsafe Schools Action Guide

This Web site is a one-stop gateway to school food safety information and resources. Click any of the categories in the above graphic to jump right into the program, or read more about your options below.

Iowa State Extension and Outreach

HACCP-School Foodservice

Includes teaching/training materials; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); templates

Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs Kansas State University

Additional information about foodservice HACCP can be found here