Monday, July 09, 2007

Those who love sausage and respect the law should observe neither being made.

What about pizza and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board?

Here's their purchasing specification:

Only large 16” pizzas will be delivered. All pizza must meet the following Nutrition Based specifications.

Crust: To be made with enriched flour. Dough to equal or exceed 27 oz. in weight. Pan or hand tossed style crust only.

Sauce: A tomato paste base with a blend of Italian seasoning. Total sauce shall equal or exceed 8.0 oz. in volume.

Cheese: Only light Mozzarella cheese. Total Cheese weight for all cheese and meat pizzas shall be 9 oz.

Pepperoni weight shall be 3.5 - 4.1 oz.

Toppings: A choice of Cheese or Reduced Fat Pepperoni toppings will be available to all schools. Historical ordering data indicates previous orders were 15% Cheese Pizza and 85% Pepperoni Pizza.

One slice of eight cut cheese pizza shall not exceed 20.5% calories from fat, 7.5% calories from saturated fat.

One slice of eight cut reduced fat pepperoni pizza shall not exceed 27.0% calories from fat, 10% calories from saturated fat.

Net weight of pizza must be greater than or equal to 48.4 oz.

UPDATE: They remember that quantities are helpful when soliciting a bid, after all.

So how many 16-inch pizzas does CMS consume each year? Well, last year, it was about 200,192, according to the addendum.


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