Food Safety

Food safety and food defense are important aspects of the USDA nutrition assistance programs. The Office of Food Safety coordinates these efforts within all these programs. On this website, you will find information on food safety and food defense from the Office of Food Safety as well as links to FNS’ food safety partners.


The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs

School Food Service Inspection Reports

Schools are required to obtain two school food safety inspections per school year.  State Agencies (SAs) that administer the school meal programs are required to report the number of inspections obtained by their schools.