Oakland parents warned about problem with school lunches

Oakland Unified School District says cafeteria workers detected a foul smell of rotten milk coming from the macaroni and cheese.

Oakland parents are being warned about a problem with the school lunch this week that may make some kids sick.

The school district sent a letter home to parents on Tuesday.

It explains that cafeteria workers detected a foul smell of rotten milk coming from the macaroni and cheese, which were prepared at Prescott School and distributed to other campuses.

"We were able to get in touch with most of the school sites before they served the meals. Unfortunately, there were some school sites that had presented the food to kids and had some kids consume the macaroni and cheese," explained Troy Flint with the Oakland Unified School District.

So far, no students have reported stomach problems from eating the mac and cheese.

Oakland Unified says the problem was caused by kitchen staff, who didn't let the meals cool to the proper temperature before packaging them.

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