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TDA Grant Opportunity: Surplus Agriculture Serving Students

The 2016 application for the Texans Feeding Texans: Surplus Agriculture Serving Students grant program is now available. School districts, charter schools and nonprofits are eligible to apply for these grants that were developed to benefit students from low-income households. Applications must be received by the Texas Department of Agriculture by 5 p.m. Central on Thursday, October 22, 2015.

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller Enjoys Lunch in Nacogdoches

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller took time out of his busy schedule to enjoy a nutritious lunch with students at Raguet Elementary School in Nacogdoches ISD.

Week Two of the State Fair of Texas Underway, Excitement Happening at Food and Fiber Pavilion

Free ice cream cones, musical performances, live bees, food sampling, Texas Wine Garden and more are among the highlights at this year’s fair!

State Fair of Texas Kicks off Today, Commissioner Miller Encourages Fairgoers to Enjoy Food and Fiber Pavilion

New to the Food and Fiber Pavilion this year is TDA’s The Great Plate of Texas booth — an interactive exhibit designed to engage children in the journey their food makes from farm to plate.

Commissioner Miller Announces Farm Fresh Fridays Initiative to Connect Texas Schools with Local Farmers and Ranchers

Farm Fresh Fridays is about teaching our kids where their food comes from and why it is important to make healthy choices.

Federally Funded Meal Programs Available to Help Feed Texans in Need

Approximately 13,000 adult and child care centers and home-based day cares in Texas are serving free or reduced-priced meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

RECALL: Potential for Undeclared Sulfites in Western Beef Sun Dried Tomatoes

Food Nation Produce is recalling Western Beef packages of Sun Dried Tomatoes, because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious of life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

RECALL: Kenosha Beef Recalls Johnsonville Brand Pork Sausage Products

Kenosha Beef International LTD is recalling approximately 89,235 pounds of Johnsonville Grillers brand pork sausage patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.

RECALL: Sara Lee, Great Value, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature’s Harvest and L’Oven Fresh Breads

Bimbo Bakeries USA has initiated a voluntary regional recall of certain bread products under the Sara Lee®, Kroger®, Bimbo®, Nature’s Harvest®, Great Value and L’Oven Fresh® brands due to the possible presence of fragments of glass caused by a broken light bulb at one of its bakeries.

RECALL: Aspen Foods Chicken Products

Aspen Foods is recalling approximately 1,978,680 pounds of chicken product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis.

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