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FDP GIS 1: Deadline for Application

Nutrition Services Division

Programs: Food Distribution Program

Date: May 2011

Subject: Deadline for Application to Become an Approved U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods Processor

This General Information Sheet provides information for processing companies that are interested in being approved by the Food Distribution Program (FDP) to process U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods for agencies in California.

The FDP sends renewal application materials to processors annually in February for approval for the next school year (July 1 through June 30).

Any new processor inquiring about approval for the current school year must submit a completed application packet between February of the previous school year and November of the current school year.

If the FDP receives an inquiry from a prospective processor after November 1, FDP staff will direct the processor to defer its application until the next school year. The processor should provide its mailing address and contact information so the FDP can send application materials to the processor for the next school year.

For assistance and further information regarding this subject, please contact Jeanette Lund, Processing Consultant, by phone at 916-324-6150 or by e-mail at or Manpreet Kaur, Processing Consultant, by phone at 916-323-2591 or by e-mail at

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Last Reviewed: Monday, July 28, 2014

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