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School Nutrition Program Update

Until the August timeframe, TDA had approved items utilized in A' la carte meals such as coffee machines, cappuccino machines, and some frozen drink machines. About August 2018 until now, these items might have been denied as not being part of a reimbursable meal. If you were denied one of these items, please resubmit to TDA for approval through the capital approval module of TXUNPS. These items, although based on a la cartel sales, are eligible for approval subject to the reasonableness and appropriateness of them.

Butterball LLC Recalls Turkey Products Due to Possible Salmonella Schwarzengrund Contamination

Butterball, LLC, a Mount Olive, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Public Notice, Proposed Waiver Request: State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides the option for states agencies to request a statewide waiver to allow Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs) to assign free eligibility to students in state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. TDA has requested continuation of the previous waiver to assign free eligibility to state-funded pre-kindergarten students. Click the headline above to read the full Public Notice and Information for the Proposed Waiver Request.

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Commissioner Sid Miller