U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Fruit and Vegetable Division
Processed Products Branch
|Subject:||Inspection of 50 Percent Juice Drinks and Juice Drink Products Under the Child Nutrition Labeling Program|
|Date:||July 1, 1994|
Purchasing agents for school districts throughout the country have been authorized by FNS to purchase various 50 percent juice drinks and juice drink products, such as sherbert, yogurt, and beverage base for use in their school lunch feeding programs. The purchases will require in-plant inspection to determine compliance with FNS child nutrition (CN) meal pattern 50 percent juice program.
Prior to an inspection of these products, the manufacturer is required to submit all labels along with the applicable formulation to FNS for initial approval. These approvals will then be transmitted to our Branch. File Code 147-0-30 is an FNS publication that contains instructions for manufacturers on how to apply for and obtain approval of a label with CN statement.