Shards Of Glass Found Food In Texas School Cafeteria

AUSTIN (December 6, 2012)--Glass panels in cafeterias of 18 Austin schools are being replaced after shards of glass were found in food at one campus.

The panels are part of serving counters installed last summer by the Austin Independent School District.

Officials at Allison Elementary School believe the shards fell from glass barriers between the food and students.

On Nov. 29, a server noticed glass in a portion of pinto beans.

More than 100 students had already gone through the line.

The youngsters who ate the beans were monitored and nobody got sick.

District official Terry Lunoff says Houston-based Moduserve found problems with a metal bracket joint.

The panels have been removed and replaced with plastic wrap.

The company plans to install updated panels later this month.