The time frame for processing USDA Foods into end products is 17 months. This begins on July 1st of the new school year up to November 30th of the following school year.
Example: A recipient agency diverts 1,000 pounds of USDA Foods to a processor for SY11-12. During SY11-12 recipient agency processes 750 pounds. The recipient agency has till November 30th of the following SY12-13 to use the remaining 250 pounds diverted in SY11-12.