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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA National Processing Agreement (NPA) Starter Kit

Multi-state processors are required to apply for National Processing Agreement Program (NPA) to process USDA Foods for State and Recipient Agencies. 

Resource | Regulations
PART 252—National Commodity Processing Program

Part 252 provides a program whereby the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and private processors of food may enter into agreements under which the processor will process and distribute designated donated food to eligible recipient agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-140
Signature Block Removal from Summary End Product Data Schedules

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify state distributing agency (SDA) requirements related to approval of end product data schedules (EPDS) and summary end product data schedules (SEPDS) and provide an explanation for the removal of signature blocks from the SEPDS A and B templates.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-137
Alternative Value Pass-Through System Pilot Project under the Department of Defense Fresh (DoD Fresh) Program

The revised policy memo requires supplemental reporting from processors and requires state verification of credits provided by the processor to the SFA. Processors wishing to continue participation in the pilot will have to sign the attached revised NPA amendment to extend their participation in the pilot.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Value Pass Through

This webinar explains how the money spent to buy USDA Foods for processing is returned to the state/schools through various value pass-through systems and explores real-life scenarios.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Order Management and Monitoring, Part 2

This webinar is meant for state agencies and processors who operate USDA Foods in Schools programs. The webinar provides information on sales order receipting and the impact on the monthly performance report (MPR) as well as  information on inventory reconciliation at the national level and bond monitoring, covering the processor’s responsibility to monitor and to manage inbound orders and transfers, and providing an overview of state agency responsibilities and sweep procedures and tools for state reconciliation of MPRs. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Order Management and Monitoring, Part 1

This webinar shares an array of information on the USDA Foods catalog and schedules, ship-to process, order review and monitoring, order changes and communication, and order receiving and receipting.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Processing Webinar Series: USDA Foods Strategic Ordering and Forecasting

This webinar explains how to be an ideal customer; shares best practices for planning, forecasting, and procurement of USDA Foods; discusses data and inventory analysis and shares tips for planning and ordering.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
USDA Foods Processing: Processing Agreements Webinar Series

This webinar provides an overview of minimum requirements from the federal perspective and discusses roles and responsibilities for participating in the USDA Foods Processing Program.