Quantcast

Joplin High School Kitchen Makes Changes After Failing Inspectio - KOAM TV 7

Joplin High School Kitchen Makes Changes After Failing Inspection

Updated:
JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Changes have been made at Joplin High School after its kitchen failed a routine inspection last month.
Kitchen staff will now keep a closer eye on the temperature of the food they're serving students. A routine inspection by the Joplin Health Department on January 19 found 7 violations in the kitchen.
“The main issue we had was our tomatoes were not below 41 degrees, they were right around 50 degrees, shredded lettuce the same issue,” says Rick Kenkel, the Joplin Schools Food Service Director.
There were also issues with the way some food was date marked. The problems were solved before a follow up inspection on Tuesday but some parents still have concerns.
“They should probably pay more attention to it. I mean the grocery store isn't allowed to store their stuff or sell you bad food,” says Aaron Farmer.
“If it’s not up to grade there’s a chance of it, if the temperatures aren't correct yeah there’s botulism,” says Rick Hudgens.
And the students that actually eat the food may think twice
“I might actually just bring my food from now on,” says Junior Makaelah Christensen.
“It makes me kind of suspicious I guess, more weary of what’s going around,” says freshman Marc Arreola.
“Some kids don't get fed very well at home and they come here expecting a good meal and they expect it to be good because its coming from our school so it’s very sad to me,” adds sophomore Ashlynn Seymour.
Kenkel says there's no way of knowing just how long the food was kept at the incorrect temperature but that students and parents shouldn't be concerned
“We have corrected those issues so I would say there’s not any reason to be alarmed,” he says.
Officials with the health department say it’s unlikely that these issues would have led to students becoming sick.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Carl Junction Man Arrested For Threatening Two People With A Gun

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:01:45 GMT
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
    According to the Jasper County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday (April 18), deputies were called to 10125 County Lane 273 in Carl Junction. Deputies spoke with two women who were trying to get their dog from their neighbors yard. The women were in the 71-year-old's driveway when the man came out with a pistol threatening to shoot them for trespassing. They say the man continued the threats as they tried to explain why they were there. When a deputy arrived, he approached the man...More >>
  • Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Arrest After Shooting In Rural Cherokee County

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:52:47 GMT

    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

    More >>

    A Southeast Kansas man is free on bond following a shooting in rural Galena Thursday afternoon.  According to Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to residence for woman being shot.  The shooting happened after a verbal argument with a 28 year old male.  Before deputies arrived to the scene the female was taken to a Joplin hospital where she was treat for non-life threatening injuries.   

    More >>
  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 4-20

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:12:50 GMT
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
    BARD NOT RESIGNING A day after submitting his resignation, newly elected Joplin City Council member Joshua Bard has changed his mind.  Missouri state law states felons are not eligible to be *candidates* for a local or state office.  Joshua Bard pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Newton County in 2005.  Bard says after he talked with Joplin's city attorney, he initially decided the best decision was to submit his resignation from the city council.&nbs...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.