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USDA FNS Permanently Eliminates the Grain and Protein Maximums

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According to an advanced copy of the rule scheduled to be public January 3, 2014, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will be making permanent the elimination of weekly maximums on grains and meat/meat alternates. 

The rule encompasses administrative review, streamlining the certification process, as well as making permanent the flexibility of daily and weekly ranges for grain and meat/meat alternates if documentation is compliant with the daily and weekly minimums, and the allowance of processing frozen fruit with sugar, within the National School Lunch Program.  When conducting administrative reviews, State agencies should consider any SFA compliant with the weekly ranges for grains and meats if the weekly minimums are met.

Read the rule, here.

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