The Northville Public Schools Food Service Department updates the list of ingredients at the beginning of each school year. If a new product is added to the menu or an item previously used is no longer available and a change in product is made, ingredients are updated at that time.
Also, manufacturers can change the ingredients at any time and are not responsible for alerting distributors, retailers or food service programs. Northville Public Schools has petitioned State and Federal legislators to force manufacturers to notify consumers of ingredient changes. This initiative was not accepted by legislators; therefore, ingredients can change during the school year without notice.
Please be advised that elementary lunches are prepared at Hillside Middle School. Peanut butter is in the kitchen as it is an option for middle school lunch; however, it is not in the area where elementary lunches are prepared. Staff have had allergy training, are aware of the possibility of cross-contamination and precautionary measures are taken to prevent it.
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA) requires food manufacturers to clearly list all allergens or their proteins which may be contained in foods. This includes the 8 major food allergens: milk, eggs, Fish (eg., bass, flounder, cod), Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp), tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans), peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. Manufacturers are NOT required to place advisory statements such as “processed in a facility” or “processed on equipment” These notices are voluntary. All notices that are provided on packaging will be listed in the ingredient lists on the district website. We ask parents to make food selections for their students based on the information we have available to us and using the parents’ judgment.