• FOOD SAFETY-PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ONLY FOR MEALS DELIVERED REMOTE STUDENTS-CURRENT MEALS FOR 2021-2022 ARE FACE-TO-FACE

    NO REMOTE MEALS

     

    Meal Distribution Food Safety Directions

     

     

    VBISD Child Nutrition Program

    Meal Distribution Food Safety Directions

    We hope you enjoy the meals that we have provided for you through our Culinary Arts & Catering Management Program at the VBT. Food Safety is a priority and here are some things that will help you keep that food safe once you have received it to your home.

    Please take a few moments to read the information below regarding the storage and preparation of your meals. If you have questions please contact Diana at 269-539-5310

     

    Items meant to be consumed warm (pizza, burger, burrito, chicken patty, grilled cheese, etc.)

    Keep Products Frozen until ready to thaw and use-Some items are cooked from frozen state.

    Heat using instructions below. Consume within 4 hours of heating or discard.

     

    Macaroni & Cheese Pouch
    Preparation and Cooking Instructions

    Microwave = From frozen, CUT a 1/2" slit in pouch to vent. PLACE pouch in microwave oven, slit side up. HEAT on high power for 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes. HOLD pouch by ONE corner. Cut across top. Plate.

    Beef Taco Sticks, Frozen Individually Wrapped

    Basic Preparation

    Thawing is required before heating. Place product on a bun pan and cook until internal temperature of 160F is achieved. Conventional Oven: 300F 18-20 minutes / Convection Oven: 275F 18-20 minutes.

     

    Tony's Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza

    PLACE FROZEN PIZZAS IN 18"X26"X1/2" LIGHTLY GREASED BUN PANS. CONVECTION OVEN: 350F FOR 15 TO 17 MINUTES. CONVENTIONAL OVEN: 400F FOR 16 TO 19 MINUTES. REFRIGERATE OR DISCARD ANY UNUSED PORTION

     

    Fernando's Whole Grain Beef/Bean/Cheese Burrito

    Take out of plastic

    REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: COOK FROM THAWED STATE ONLY. COOKING FROM FROZEN IS NOT RECOMMENDED. MICROWAVE AND DEEP FRYING ARE NOT RECOMMENDED. CONVENTIONAL OVEN: 280 DEGREES F FOR 25-30 MINUTES. CONVECTION OVEN: 280 DEGREES F FOR 16-22 MINUTES

     

    Advance Pierre Egg & Cheese English Muffin Sandwiches, Whole Grain, 3.3 Ounce, Cooked, Frozen Individually Wrapped

    From thawed state in a convention oven at 325 degrees F for 11-13 minutes.

     

    Smucker's Whole Wheat Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Uncrustable Sandwiches, Frozen, 2.6 Ounce

    AFTER THAWING, SANDWICHES SHOULD BE SERVED WITHIN 8-10 HOURS. DO NOT MICROWAVE

     

    Los Cabos Turkey Sausage, Egg & Cheese Wrap Breakfast Sandwiches, Whole Grain, 3.6 Ounce

    Place wrap on a sheet pan with seam of wrapper facing down. Heat to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Caution: Do not over heat. Heating above 165 degrees F may cause filling leakage 

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Frozen: Bake for 18-20 minutes. Refrigerated: Cook for 15-17 minutes.

     

    Smucker's Whole Grain Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jelly Uncrustable Sandwiches, Frozen, 2.6 Ounce

    AFTER THAWING, SANDWICHES SHOULD BE SERVED WITH 8-10 HOURS. DO NOT MICROWAVE.

     

     

    Advance Pierre Cheeseburgers, Cooked, Frozen Individually Wrapped Twin-Packs, 2.35 Ounce,

    Convection Oven: Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Heat sealed/wrapped sandwich(es) for 18-20 minutes .(Do not heat above 275 degrees F).

    Microwave: Microwave (1000 watts) on full power for 1 minute. Times may vary, adjust accordingly.

     

    Beacon Street Cafe Stuffed Turkey Pepperoni Sandwiches, Whole Grain, Frozen, 4.46 Ounce

     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. put pouch on baking sheet. Cook for 28-30 minutes

     Microwave: Place one pouch on microwave safe plate and cook for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on HIGH power.

     

    Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Whole Grain, 4.19 Ounce, Frozen, 4.19 Oz

     

    HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: SANDWICHES CAN BE HEATED FROM A FROZEN STATE; HOWEVER, IT IS RECOMMENDED THEY ARE HEATED FROM THAWED STATE. (CONVENTIONAL OVEN: 325 F FROZEN: 18-20 MIN, THAWED: 350 F 10-12 MIN), (CONVECTION OVEN: 300 F FROZEN: 18-20 MIN, THAWED: 325 F 10-12 MIN),

     

    Corn Dog Chicken Low-fat Whole Grain

    = MICROWAVE (1100 WATTS) HIGH: QUANTITY 1. FROM THAWED 32-36°F - 20 SECONDS, TURN THEN 20 MORE SECONDS

     FROM FROZEN <10°F: 30 SECONDS, TURN THEN 30 MORE SECONDS. INTERNAL PRODUCT TEMPERATURE SHOULD REACH 160°F. CONFIRM WITH A MEAT THERMOMETER. TIMES AND TEMPERATURES MAY VARY BASED ON ACTUAL EQUIPMENT AND THE QUANTITY OF PRODUCT PREPARED. ADJUST ACCORDINGLY. CAUTION: PRODUCT WILL BE HOT

      

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    Pizza Pepperoni Turkey Whole Grain Individually Wrapped

    ONE SERVING: 1. Remove pizza from clear overwrap. 2. Place frozen pizza on microwave safe plate. 3. Place in center of microwave and cook on HIGH for 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Pizza is done when all cheese is melted. Due to variances in oven regulators and number of pizzas in an oven, cooking time and temperature may require adjustments. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion. Refrigerate or discard any unused portion.

     

     Note:  All foods requiring refrigeration must be kept at a temperature at or below 41° F

    Shelf stable such as muffins  Blueberry muffin

    NO refrigeration required. Consume by "Best By" date on the package.

    Fluid Milk, Fruit Cups  Milk carton                                                        

    Consume by the "Best By" date on the package.Refrigeration required

     

    Fresh whole fruit apple

    Refrigeration recommended to retain freshness but not required. Discard when quality is no longer acceptable.   

     

     

    Cereal, Crackers, Peanut Butter    Cereal Box      

    NO refrigeration required. Consume by "Best By" date on the package.                 

     

     

    broccoli

    Refrigeration required

     

     

    Dried Fruit and Shelf Stable fruit cups    box of raisins                   

    NO refrigeration required. Consume by "Best By" date on the package.