Students at Papillion schools found a nasty surprise at lunch on Wednesday, bugs floating in their soup bowls.
The chicken noodle soup served for lunch was found to be contaminated with bugs, specifically sawtoothed grain beetles. The bugs are said to be harmless and they don’t transmit diseases.
The soup was prepared in the kitchen of Papillion La Vista South and shipped out to 10 schools. The district first noticed the bugs around 11:30 a.m., but by that time 150 students at two elementary schools, Patriot Elementary and Carriage Hill, had eaten the soup.
It is believed the bugs were in the prepackaged noodles used in the soup. The district has been in contact with the company that makes the noodles. An email was sent to parents explaining the situation.
St. Columbkille also found a bug in their shipment of soup. Staff there caught it before it was served to students.