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Service of Traditional Foods in Public Facilities

Last Published: 08/28/2015

Section 4033 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79) (Farm Bill) directs the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration to allow the donation to and serving of traditional food through food service programs at public facilities and nonprofit facilities, including those operated by Indian tribes and facilities operated by tribal organizations, that primarily serve Indians. While this provision affects other food service programs this memorandum is intended  to provide guidance relating to this provision for schools and institutions operating the USDA Child Nutrition Programs.

Document #: 
SP42 CACFP19 SFSP21-2015