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Safety standards for meat in school lunches are lower than those for some fast-food restaurants, according to a recent USA Today investigation. With low safety standards, kids risk getting food poisoning. The U. S. Department of Agriculture says the meat for schools “meets or exceeds” standards in groceries and restaurants. However, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (Democrat, New York) says, “Our children deserve a testing program at least as good as the fast food chains.”