FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The Fairfax County public school system has stopped serving all-beef hamburgers in response to complaints from students.
The school system announced in the spring of 2012 that it would switch from additive-filled burgers to 100 percent beef patties.
But students complained that the new burgers didn't look or taste right, and the Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/15NnbDI ) that the school system quietly resumed serving its old burgers this fall.
Penny McConnell, the school system's food and nutritional service director, wrote in a note to Real Food for Kids, a Fairfax-based advocacy groups that had advocated the all-beef patties, that "students are our customers and we listen to them and implement their requests if possible."
A school spokesman says the new burger doesn't contain "pink slime," a filler product.
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