Waipahu Elementary serves food after food poisoning outbreakUPDATED 8:37 PM HST Jan 07, 2014Video Transcript
incident hospitalized 40 students and forced the elementary cafeteria to close immediately. All new at six... KITV4's NEW reporter Ashley Moser is covering the story tonight... Ashley... Welcome.. And what was new at the school today?? Paula and Yunji ... the department of education's school food service branch continued a series of training today to help kitchen staff learn how to properly prepare food. This following an outbreak that left student's ill and parents... sick to their stomachs. 11:31-11:39 "WALKED AROUND THE CAFETERIA AND THEY WERE ALL EATING AND THEY LOOKED HAPPY AND HUNGRY TOO...I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT." Waipahu Elementary principal Gary Chun likes what he sees at lunchtime today... A far cry from the last time his lunch crew cooked up a meal for students... A bad batch of spaghetti left dozens sick to their stomachs ... A day their parents won't forget. 4:11-4:16 "HOPEFULLY IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN BECAUSE THAT'S LIFE THREATENING RIGHT THERE...FOR THE KIDS." Tavai is one of those parents... She has three kids at Waipahu Elementary... and admits after the incident...she considered alternative meals for her children. 4:01-4:06 "IF I CAN DO LUNCH FROM HOME...I'M COOL WITH IT." But Chun says no need for home lunches... His staff is in the middle of three days of extensive re-training on food preparation. 12:04-12:13 "I'M VERY HAPPY THEY BONDED TOGETHER AS A TEAM AND THEY'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD. AND LEARN WHAT EVER IS NECESSARY TO MAKING SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY AND BEING WELL FED TOO." Chun considers day one a success... The students ate fish and rice. Spaghetti though ...doesn't show up on the menu until the 15th.