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Spokane school served expired sour cream

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At lunch on Thursday, a student at Ferris High School noticed that the sour cream she put on her nachos was a little runny. So the senior looked at the expiration date, and noticed it expired in July. At lunch on Thursday, a student at Ferris High School noticed that the sour cream she put on her nachos was a little runny. So the senior looked at the expiration date, and noticed it expired in July.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

At lunch on Thursday, a student at Ferris High School noticed that the sour cream she put on her nachos was a little runny. So the senior looked at the expiration date, and noticed it expired in July. 

She took it up to the lunch lady, and told her about the problem. The lunch lady then took all of the sour cream tubes out of service and gave the student a free lunch. The student came home and told her mother, who called the school. 

"I have to check my food before I give it to my kids, I expect the school to check theirs," Jerri Pirtel told KHQ.

Doug Wordell, who is the Executive Director of Nutrition Services for Spokane Public Schools agreed. 

"We should be checking all the dates. First week, someone made an assumption. One of our staff members probably made an assumption that was probably wrong. And didn't check the date, didn't see it. When you are going through 2,000 students, and the number of meals that we serve, someone missed a date, and it's important. it's a great reminder for us. For all our staff to say look, we check dates, and it's really important," Wordell said. 

He also mentioned this is very rare. Sour cream is available in individual packets. Each packet has an expiration date that is supposed to be the same as the expiation date on the outside of the case. In this instance, the case of sour cream was labeled with a current expiration date, while the actual packet had an expired expiration date.

Wordell will go to the supplier, Food Services of America, tell them about the problem, and it will most likely refund the district.

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