LCO Elder Nutrition Site Responds to Home Delivered Meal Incident
On January 30 at 3:30 pm, tribal member Lori Taguma made a statement on Facebook claiming that her mother's home delivered meal from the LCO Elder Nutrition program had a piece of glass in the meal.
"My 78-year-old mother found glass in her LCO Elder's meal that was delivered today.....it was in the carrot salad....a chunk of broken glass......has anyone else experienced this as well??"
LCO Tribal Aging Director, Terrance Manuelito and Nutrition Manager, Alberta Stone, immediately sent the following response;
The Lac Courte Oreilles Elder and Disabled Nutrition Center was recently informed that a client found a piece of “glass” and other small shards in their home-delivered meal. After thorough review of the food preparation process, it was found that the source was a plastic piece of processing equipment that broke off while in operation. The equipment will no longer be utilized at the nutrition site and a complaint will be filed with the company who manufactured the equipment.
It is important to note that the nutrition staff does not utilize any glass objects, or utensils when preparing meals. Nutrition Staff are ServSafe Certified and take tremendous pride and responsibility to ensure that meals meet the requirements as established through funding agencies.
Sincere apologies to those affected by this unfortunate incident. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the Elder Center and speak with Terrance or Alberta.
LCO Tribal Aging Director
LCO Nutrition Manager