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  Recall Notice: Bidart Bros. Granny Smith and Gala Apples
On Friday, January 9, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a recall notice for Bidart Bros. apples. This is a commercial recall and does not involve USDA Foods shipment of fresh apples. Additionally, this recall does not involve apples received through the Farm to School Program.  >>
  RECALL: Texas Firms Recall Pork Products
In a commercial, non-USDA Foods recall, several Texas firms are recalling pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens.  >>
  Webinars Address Different Aspects of Summer Meals
USDA has developed an informative series of webinars for contracting entities participating in its summer meals programs. The webinars are scheduled periodically through August 2015 and offer resources, technical guidance examples and best practices.  >>
  RECALL: Foster Farms Frozen Pre-cooked Chicken Products
Foster Farms, a Farmerville, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 39,747 pounds of frozen pre-cooked chicken products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogene.  >>
  RECALL: Caviness Beef Packers Beef Trimmings
Caviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 23,100 pounds of Beef Trimmings products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.  >>
  Texas Day Care Homes Recognized as Innovators
Congratulations to Texas Day Care Homes LeShine Braud, Melissa Kress and Wakeelah Randall of Fort Hood for receiving Let's Move! Child Care Innovator awards at the National Association for Family Child Care annual conference in Orlando. Their sponsor is Department of the Army HQ U.S. Army Garrison.  >>
  Congratulations from USDA Under Secretary Dr. Janey Thornton
Please read this letter from Dr. Janey Thornton Letter for school nutrition professionals. thanking you for your hard work and dedication in implementing the new meal standards, asking for continued support, and pledging ongoing technical assistance and flexibility from USDA.  >>
  Mandatory "And Justice For All..." Poster
Download USDA’s “And Justice For All Poster.” The poster must be printed on 11x17 paper and in color. Do not alter the poster it in any way. One poster is sufficient per site and needs to be displayed in a prominent location, viewable by participants.  >>
  NSLP Equipment Grant Application Deadline Extended to June 20
May 19, 2014 -- The deadline to apply for the NSLP Equipment Grant has been extended to June 20. Please see www.squaremeals.org/grants for details.  >>
  Community Eligibility Provision: Eligible and Potentially Eligible Sites
The list of Texas sites eligible and potentially eligible to participate in community eligibility provision is available on our CEP page.  >>

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