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RECALL: GNP Company Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

GNP Company, a Cold Spring, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 55,608 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous material. The chicken products were produced on various dates from June 6 to June 9, 2016

RECALL: Twin City Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Organic Peas And Mixed Vegetables Because Of Possible Health Risk

As part of the ongoing recall of CRF Frozen Foods vegetables, Twin City Foods, Inc. of Stanwood, Washington, is voluntarily recalling items containing organic peas it received from CRF Frozen Foods. These products include Central Market Organic Peas and Mixed Vegetables, HEB Organic Mixed Vegetables, and more.

RECALL: CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include All Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products Due To Possible Health Risk

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington, is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables potentially sold in all fifty U.S. states and the following Canadian Provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

Perfect Peach Celebrations

Schools and School Districts are celebrating their Perfect Peach Awards. Find out what they are doing to commemorate their successes!

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Recalls Poultry Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has issued a recall of a variety of chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous material.

NSLP and SBP Reminder Regarding Additional Beverages

NSLP and SBP CEs cannot encourage or incentivize a student to take another beverage instead of milk.

Area Flooding Assistance Options

As the Houston area recovers from devastating floods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture are offering guidance that independent school districts affected by the flooding may use to assist their communities.

Odyssey After School Enrichment Program is Establishing the 3E's

Odyssey After School Enrichment Program enlists wide-ranging support to teach young school children

Fresh From Texas Recalls Apple Product Because Of Possible Health Risk

Fresh from Texas of San Antonio, Texas, voluntarily recalls multiple products containing sliced red apples that were sold at H-E-B.

2016 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food Authorities

The Texas Department of Agriculture will use a competitive grant process to distribute a total of $3,726,177 among Texas schools as part of the 2016 School Food Authority Equipment Grants program.

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