This memorandum informs stakeholders on the progress made by the Food and Nutrition Service in updating the food crediting system for all child nutrition programs. This is a first step by FNS towards improving the CNP crediting system to best address today’s evolving food and nutrition environment and meet the needs of those operating and benefiting from the CNPs.
This memorandum revises the current USDA Food and Nutrition Service process for state agencies and eligible service providers seeking a waiver of statutory or regulatory program requirements for the child nutrition programs, including the CACFP, the SFSP, the NSLP, the FFVP, the SMP, and the SBP.
Administrative Review Process Regarding the CN Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide state agencies and child nutrition program operators, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program, with additional information and clarification on the Administrative Review (AR) process regarding the: 1) Child Nutrition (CN) Label, 2) Watermarked CN Label, and 3) Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement (PFS).
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that a Child Nutrition (CN) Label copied with a marking referred to as a “watermark” is acceptable documentation for an Administrative Review.