WALLINGFORD, Conn. — School lunches have a notoriously bad reputation, and students at this Connecticut high school will likely consider just packing a lunch from now on.
A girl at Sheehan High School in Connecticut found worms in her fruit cup, and it wasn’t the first time that had happened.
Kimberly Davidson said her daughter first spotted a worm in her fruit in last January, according to WFSB. She notified the director of food services, but the problem happened again last week.
“A lot of people are disgusted. A lot of people say it happens but it shouldn’t happen,” Davidson said.
Davidson’s daughter isn’t the only student having this problem either.
“Wednesday, I was in there, in the guidance office waiting for my daughter and there was a couple of kids in there talking, showing pictures how they discovered a worm in their fruit cup,” Davidson said. “This was this week and it was like three other kids.”
The school superintendent said a state entomologist tested the larva found in the fruit cup and determined it was cooked in the process of packaging the food.
Sysco Systems apologized for the incident and assured a full investigation into the matter, but did say these types of things happen.
“Organic matter of this type can appear from time to time in the processing of fresh fruit into canned fruit,” they said.
Davidson said these aren’t isolate incidents, a friend of her daughter received a loaf of moldy bread in her school lunch last week.
“This is what they’re feeding our kids, now I know why my daughter doesn’t like to eat lunch there,” Davidson said.