Tiny 'shard' of plastic discovered in beef being served for school lunches in Hebron, Neb.

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

The discovery of a small “shard” of plastic in beef being served to Thayer Central Community Schools students earlier this week prompted an immediate switch to cold-cut sandwiches and a followup letter to alert parents.

Drew Harris, superintendent of the Thayer Central school district in Hebron, Neb., said servers were about a third of the way through serving a lunch of Philly steak sandwiches Tuesday when one server found the piece, which was less than a quarter of an inch long and very narrow.

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