The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program provides foods such as protein foods, fruit and vegetables, poultry and eggs, nuts, grains, oils and cheese to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Public and private schools, Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), and approved state agencies that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to receive foods purchased by USDA. Sponsors participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) may also receive USDA foods as well as some Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions.
A food recall is a company's voluntary action to remove product from commerce in order to protect the public from consuming adulterated or misbranded product.
Food recalls are very specific. Only a specific product produced during a specific time period is recalled. It is possible to have a different product made by the same manufacturer or the exact product, but in a different size or lot number. Lot numbers provide specific identifying information such as what plant a product was processed at, and the date and time of production.
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Administering USDA Foods
- Program Application and Requirements
- Communication and Updates from CNS
- DoD Fresh and USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pilot
- Ordering and Receiving
USDA Food Advisory Council
Help the State Make USDA Food decisions! The USDA Foods Advisory Council serves to assist the State Agency in decisions regarding USDA Foods. Council members help provide feedback and guidance for the state agency.
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