How much time is allotted to process USDA Foods into end products for recipient agencies?

The time frame for processing raw, bulk USDA Foods into end products is a maximum of 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 (RA) diverts 1,000 pounds of raw, bulk USDA Foods to a processor for SY17. During SY17, RA processes 750 pounds. The RA has until November 30th of the following SY18 to process the remaining 250 pounds diverted in SY17.

 

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