Restaurant Report Card: Klein ISD Combined Report

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Spring, TX- A parent’s duty is to ensure their child’s safety in all aspects of their lives. From a good school to the food that ends up in your child’s body, it is up to the parent to stay informed. Today on Spring Happenings we are unmasking the stomach-turning secrets of your child’s school cafeteria kitchen.

Throughout January and February of 2015, health inspectors visited four Klein ISD schools including: Benfer Elementary, Kleb Intermediate, Klein Collins High School, and Klein Oak Senior High. Overall, Kleb (3 demerits) did the best, followed by Benfer (9 demerits), Klein Oak (10 demerits), and Klein Collins (11 demerits).

One of the issues discovered is that the schools are not up to par, sanitation wise, as the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services requires. Issues such as mysterious odors, live ants, open trash receptacles, and inaccessible and inadequate hand washing sinks were recognized.

(Kleb Intermediate)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.37.32 PM

(Kleb Intermediate)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.37.14 PM

(Klein Collins High School)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.41.47 PM

(Klein Collins High School)Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 10.14.00 PM

Another issue uncovered by HCPHES was the improper heating of foods whilst sitting out, which could lead to “bacterial growth and food illnesses.”
(Benfer Elementary and Klein Collins High School)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.40.15 PM

Along the same lines of improper heating, the health inspector reported that some of the dishwashers did not reach the regulated temperature, therefore insufficiently cleaning the dishes.

(Klein Oak Senior High)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.44.15 PM

The final issue reported at some of the schools was damaged food containers, and damaged utensils being used in the kitchens.

(Benfer Elementary and Klein Oak Senior High)Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 10.13.02 PM

(Klein Oak Senior High)Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 7.43.55 PM

What do you think of these reports? Should Klein ISD take action in the kitchen to ensure the safety and health of students?

Statement from Klein ISD – March 18th. 2015:

“Health Inspectors rate kitchen inspections on a 0 – 100 scale with 0 being no infractions. Each infraction counts as one on the 100 scale. Klein ISD takes all infractions seriously and addresses them immediately. All of the minor infractions listed in this report were corrected at the time of the inspection. The Klein ISD Food Service department strives to provide a clean and healthy environment and we welcome these inspections as we strive to receive that perfect 0 at every campus.” Judy Rimato, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Planning

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