Changes Could Be Coming to Your Child's Lunch Menu

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Some changes are being made on the menu at your child's cafeteria, all because of a meat scare.

The Ector County School District isn't using some of these beef products stored in their freezers after getting a call from the USDA last week.

The Humane Society accused a California Meat Company of slaughtering sick animals.

That company supplies a lot of schools in the state, including here in West Texas.

The Ector County School District says they were asked to hold off on using the 225 cases of ground beef until the Government double checks the meat.

So far there are no recalls or problems with it.

The District may still be able to use the meat products after a second test.

In the meantime, the district is making simple adjustments to the school cafeteria menu.

"At this point and I don't think ever if there is, if there comes a point where there is, I don't think it will be noticeable to the kids or the teachers or the staff or anybody.  If were required to make some changes to the menu on the fly, then we'll do that and I know our Fodd Services Department has been looking at the menu for this week and for next week.  

The U.S.D.A contends it had already tested the meat before the Humane Society's allegations, but they thought they'd test it again just to be sure.