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USDA Foods Database

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Grains

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for grains. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets - Meat/Meat Alternates

USDA Foods in Schools Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for meat/meat alternates. 

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Handling Fresh Produce on Salad Bars

A fact sheet, with information about handling fresh produce on salad bars, includes information for preparation and set up, temperature control, supervision, and clean up. 

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Take Advantage of Nature’s Bounty: Consider Vacuum Seal

A fact sheet that identifies what school nutrition operators should consider when using a vacuum seal packaging system to ensure safe and quality products. 

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USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Vegetables

USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets with description and WBSCM ID for vegetables. 

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FY 2022 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

Project summaries for the 29 TEFAP state agencies that received fiscal year 2022 Farm to Food Bank project funding.

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program Farm to Food Bank Project Grants

The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.

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Processor Material Prices

The average material prices are listed by school year and used by processors participating in the USDA Foods processing program.

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TEFAP Fresh Produce

To help those most in need receive healthy, fresh foods, USDA will be offering boxes of pre-packed, mixed fresh produce though The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), in addition to the single varieties that are already available to order.