Food Distribution

USDA Foods Processing Home

Last Modified: 03/14/2014

Processing of donated foods allows State distributing agencies and eligible recipient agencies such as school districts to contract with commercial food processors to convert raw bulk USDA foods into more convenient, ready-to-use end products.

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National Processing Agreement Resources

Here you will find guidance and information to States, eligible recipient agencies, and commercial processors regarding the review and approval of a USDA National Processing Agreement (NPA).

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