|September 26, 1995
|Registered Food Service Management Company (FSMC) Reports for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Child Nutrition Programs
Section 114(d) of PL 103-448 amended Section 13(l)(3) of the National School Lunch Act by requiring the Secretary to maintain a record of registered FSMCs which have been seriously deficient in their participation in the program and by allowing the Secretary to maintain records concerning other registered FSMCs. Such records are to be made available to all states. Thus, where formerly the NSLA required the maintaining of records of all registered FSMCs, PL 103-448 requires that we maintain only the records of those companies which have been deficient in administering the SFSP.
As a follow-up to our December 1994 advisory memo to the regions which stated that this issue would be addressed in more detail in the future, this memo changes the existing FSMC reporting requirements policy to allow exception reporting by all state agencies. By the October 15 deadline established in Program regulations, each state agency shall report to FCS information concerning only the SFSP FSMCs which have been seriously deficient in their state for that calendar year. We will continue to compile the information received from each state and distribute it to the Regions in January of each year.
ALBERTA C. FROST
Child Nutrition Division