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Resource | Technical Assistance

USDA Foods Processing Program: Tips on How to Efficiently and Effectively Utilize USDA Foods Diverted to Processors

This webinar provided an overview of the USDA Foods Processing program and shared some tips on how to effectively manage USDA Foods diverted to processors.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA DoD Fresh program allows schools and ITOs to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at DoD. 

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How to File a USDA Foods Complaint

FNS monitors complaints about USDA Foods and coordinates the resolution of potential health hazards with the FNS Office of Food Safety for states, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs), and recipient agencies participating in any of the food distribution  programs. 

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Food Purchase Resources

The resources on this page provide information about the Agricultural Marketing Service, the agency responsible for procuring USDA Foods. The links provided will help in determining where your USDA Foods are sourced.

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Advanced Processing & Reconciliation Training

Multi-media training and reference tool for monitoring and reconciling USDA Foods diverted for processing.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0064

Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating

This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution

This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all distributing agencies and recipient agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Monitoring Orders, Submitting Changes, and PO Modifications Webinar

This webinar discusses the process of modifying a purchase order (PO) and presents a new format for submitting change requests.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Best Practices for the Use of the USDA DoD Fresh Program in the Summer Food Service Program

This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System Defense Logistics Agency tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.