GCSC ensures that all food items are maintained at the proper temperatures up to the time that they are handed to the families. We ask that families store food immediately after receiving the food items to ensure food safety.
Sodexo Company Standards / Guidelines:
▪ Refrigeration equipment temperature of 40ºF (4ºC) or below and freezer equipment temperature of 0ºF (-18ºC) must be maintained during stable times. Frequent opening and closing of refrigeration and freezer doors during production may cause the ambient air to rise. The temperature must be checked at least once each day, during times when it has had an opportunity to stabilize, i.e., at opening of the operation.
▪ If an equipment thermometer is not working and cannot be repaired, it must be covered up or otherwise clearly marked as non-working. An accurate thermometer must then be placed inside the equipment. Some Health Agencies require thermometers inside the equipment at all times.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.