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Fairfax schools return to serving old hamburgers

Saturday - 10/5/2013, 3:20pm  ET

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The Fairfax County public school system has stopped serving all-beef hamburgers in response to complaints from students.

The school system announced in the spring of 2012 that it would switch from additive-filled burgers to 100 percent beef patties.

But students complained that the new burgers didn't look or taste right, and the Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/15NnbDI ) that the school system quietly resumed serving its old burgers this fall.

Penny McConnell, the school system's food and nutritional service director, wrote in a note to Real Food for Kids, a Fairfax-based advocacy groups that had advocated the all-beef patties, that "students are our customers and we listen to them and implement their requests if possible."

A school spokesman says the new burger doesn't contain "pink slime," a filler product.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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