|The instructions and checklists of security measures in
this tool are suggestions. You may choose to use
the checklists differently than is instructed, to evaluate
the suggestions in a different order, or to implement a
suggestion in a way that best suits your needs. The forms
provided, once completed, are
intended for inclusion into your school foodservice
biosecurity management plan.
FNS would like to see each school develop and
implement a school foodservice biosecurity management
plan. Some school food authorities may choose to develop
a general plan for all the schools in their district, however
the plan should address the specific roles and
responsibilities for each individual school.
Check to see if your school food authority/school district
or Board of Education already has a biosecurity
management plan or emergency preparedness plan in
place. If so, you will need to know its requirements.
Schools that already have a biosecurity plan in place may
choose to use this publication to evaluate their current
plan and to identify ways to strengthen it.
The steps below are for schools that do not currently have
a foodservice biosecurity management plan in place. Most
of the security measures suggested in this checklist will
require the cooperation and assistance of the school