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Steel nut found in Kanagawa elementary school lunch

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A steel nut was found in a school-provided lunch at an elementary school in Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday.

According to Yamato City’s education board, the nut was found in a dish of stew that a sixth grade boy was eating at Rinkan elementary school, Fuji TV reported. The nut was 1.3 centimeters wide and 5 millimeters thick.

The boy spat out the nut and was not injured, school officials said.

The lunch was cooked at school and the education board is investigating to see how the nut got into the stew.

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I used to live near a school bento place and rode past it often. It was pretty big and I guess supplied more than a few schools. Other than the 200 litre dirty cooking oil drums placed outside for pickup it always looked a spic & span operation. But this was no "mamas chatting while preparing home cooked meals" operation. Lots of automation, lots of machines, lots of Big Pots, Pans, Buckets, pressure cleaners and the like.

The possibility of a single nut coming off a bolt on a device or tool, through the course of preparing millions of meals over the years and finding it's way into the food is high. Because so many different ingredients are used daily and prepared with a variety of cooking methods, it's not the same as a kit-kat assembly production line - unchanged for an eternity.

So the fact that a single nut was reportedly found in one sample of food - out of how many milions - while worthy of city health inspection, is hardly worthy of National News Status.

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Sounds like someone screwed up ,silly nutter just panicked and did the bolt..

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Lucky the kid didn't damage his teeth

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If he would have had titanium teeth, he could have busted a nut.

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Nutting much here. Move on to another story.

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"The boy spat out the nut..."

[Insert punchline here]

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The school chef must be nuts!

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Nutter who puts nut in stew has nut been found yet.

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That would have driven me nuts and I would have bolted to the nearest koban. Seriously, hope the kid isn't traumatized by

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Wow! Seriously dangerous. Would have been really messed up had he choked to death on that. Glad he is okay. Heads are gonna roll over this, but then accidents do happen. Just a good thing it was not a deliberate act which I doubt it was.

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I would prefer a nut-free school lunch.

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The lunch was cooked at school and the education board is investigating to see how the nut got into the stew.

The food tampering incident this time is seemingly a tough nut to crack, but I believe they will determine the cause of the accident in due course.

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Or maybe it just fell off some piece of equipment in the kitchen, or off the steel buckets they carry the food in , or ...

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Quick thinking on that kid spitting it out as he knew had a nut allergy.

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Does school lunch come with the warning; may contain nuts ?

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nut everyone is cut out to be a school cook.

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The lunch was cooked at school and the education board is investigating to see how the nut got into the stew.

No doubt it was dropped into the tureen by some tool.

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For nuts of steel go to Yamato City!

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Maybe the lunch center was looking to put more iron in the children's diet.

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