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Interim Final Rule: NSLP and SBP Identification of Blended Beef, Pork, Poultry or Seafood Products

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Interim Final Rule

This interim rule addresses the use of products or dishes containing more than 30 parts fully hydrated vegetable protein products to less than 70 parts beef, pork, poultry or seafood in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. To the extent that participating school food authorities identify foods in a menu or on the serving line or through other available means of communicating with program participants, this interim rule requires that school food authorities identify such products or dishes in a manner which does not characterize the product or dish solely as beef, pork, poultry or seafood. This interim rule is intended to ensure that program participants are not misinformed regarding the use of blended products and dishes.

Page updated: May 26, 2021