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CN Labeling and PFS Guidance for Food Manufacturers/Industry

The Child Nutrition (CN) label provides a way for a manufacturer to demonstrate how a processed food product may contribute to the meal pattern requirements in child nutrition programs. A CN label is voluntarily provided by manufacturers at the request of program operators. A CN label is approved by USDA and provides a warranty of a product’s meal pattern contribution.

Program Manual

CN Labeling Policies and Procedures

Quality Control (QC) Requirements

Monitoring QC Compliance

Helpful Links

CN Label Application and Review

Manufacturer's Product Formulation Statement (PFS)

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Page updated: March 07, 2024