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Calendar Year 2014
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
FDP-03-2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods Hold and Recall Process October 2014
FDP-02-2014 Minimum Inventory Protection Requirements for Processors Participating in the National and/or State Processing Program June 2014
FDP-01-2014

Purchasing Produce from DOD Vendors
Clarification on the Use of National School Lunch Program or Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Funds for the Procurement of Produce from U.S. Department of Defense Program Vendors

May 2014
Calendar Year 2013
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
NSD-CNP-01-2013 Change in Management Bulletin Distribution Process - ACTION REQUIRED
Change in Distribution Process for Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletins and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda
January 2013
NSD-FDP-02-2013 Changing Receipt of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods October 2013
USDA-CNP-05-2013 Accepting Processed Product Documentation - ACTION REQUIRED
Guidance for Accepting Processed Product Documentation for Meal Pattern Requirements
August 2013
USDA-FDP-06-2013 Electronic Receipting for U.S. Department of Agriculture Direct and Multi-food Shipments (Revised) - ACTION REQUIRED December 2013
USDA-FDP-05-2013 Substitution of USDA Beef and Pork October 2013
USDA-FDP-04-2013 Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards
Frozen Fruit Products and Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs
August 2013
USDA-FDP-03-2013 Substitution and Valuation of U.S. Department of Agriculture Cheese - ACTION REQUIRED February 2013
USDA-FDP-02-2013 Approval of End Products and Monitoring End Product Sales February 2013
USDA-FDP-01-2013 Offering RAs the Required USDA Foods
Offering School Food Authorities the Required Value and Variety of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods, and Efficient and Cost Effective Distribution
January 2013
Calendar Year 2012
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-FDP-08-2012 Information on Existing Inventory of USDA Foods -
Information on Existing Inventory of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods and Commercial Products
September 2012
USDA-FDP-07-2012 Reporting End Product Activity on Monthly Performance Reports - ACTION REQUIRED December 2012
USDA-FDP-06-2012 Substitution of USDA Foods in Advance of Purchase
Substitution of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods in Advance of Purchase and Negative Inventories at Approved Processors
August 2012
USDA-FDP-05-2012 Policy Information on Lean Finely Textured Beef
U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Information on Lean Finely Textured Beef Product
May 2012
USDA-FDP-03-2012 Management of USDA Foods Inventories at Processors May 2012
USDA-FDP-02-2012 Value Pass Through Systems
Value Pass Through Systems Used by U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods Processors, Distributors, and Recipient Agencies
March 2012
USDA-FDP-01-2012 Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors
Soliciting Bids from Commercial Distributors for U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods End Products
May 2012
NSD-FDP-02-2012 DOD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Entitlement October 2012
NSD-FDP-01-2012 USDA Foods: Unallocated and Excess Accounts
U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods: Unallocated and Excess Accounts at Approved Processors
September 2012

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Calendar Year 2011
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-FDP-04-2011 Contracts with Food Management Companies
Guidance in Crediting For, and Use of, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies—First and Final Contract Years
June 2011
USDA-FDP-02-2011 Guidance for USDA Foods in FSMC Contracts - Q&A
Guidance in Crediting for, and Use of, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies - Questions and Answers
May 2011
USDA-FDP-01-2011 Process to Hold Commodity Deliveries
Process to Hold Commodity Deliveries for Agencies with Chronic Delinquent Invoices
March 2011
NSD-FDP-07-2011 Annual Update of the FDP Contract in the CNIPS October 2011
NSD-FDP-06-2011 Processor-to-Processor Transfers of USDA Foods October 2011
NSD-FDP-05-2011 Carry-over Inventory at USDA Foods Processors October 2011
NSD-FDP-04-2011 Private Cooperatives as Single Entities
Private Cooperatives as Single Entities for Accountability for and Reporting of U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods Activity
October 2011
NSD-FDP-03-2011 Fee Reduction for Agencies Receiving USDA Foods September 2011
Calendar Year 2010
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-FDP-02-2010 Storage and Inventory Management of Donated Foods
Storage and Inventory Management of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Donated Foods
August 2010
USDA-FDP-01-2010 Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits April 2010
USDA-CNP-04-2010 Final Rule: Fluid Milk Substitutions
Final Rule Regarding Fluid Milk Substitutions in School Nutrition Programs
April 2010
Calendar Year 2009
Bulletin Number Bulletin Title (Link) and Subject Release Date
USDA-FDP-01-2009 Excess Inventory at Commodity Processors February 2009
Calendar Year 2007
Bulletin Number Bulletin Name Release Date
NSD-FDP-02-2007 Annual Physical Inventory - Reconciliation and Offsetting April 2007

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Calendar Year 2004
Bulletin Number Bulletin Name Release Date
04-405 USDA Commodity Complaints
United States Department of Agriculture Commodity Complaints
December 2004
04-404 Food Distribution Business Process Re-engineering September 2004
Calendar Year 2002
Bulletin Number Bulletin Name Release Date
02-401 Use of Commodities in Disaster Feeding March 2002
02-118 Violation of the Child Nutrition Labeling Program
Notification of Products Manufactured in Violation of the Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program
June 2002
Calendar Year 2001
Bulletin Number Bulletin Name Release Date
01-413 System for Commercial Labels
Single Inventory System to Accommodate Commercial Labels on United States Department of Agriculture Commodity Foods
December 2001
01-410 Commodity Hold and Recall Process November 2001
01-405 Procedures for Processor to Processor Transfers
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Transfer Procedures for Processor to Processor Transfers
August 2001

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Calendar Year 2000
Bulletin Number Bulletin Name Release Date
00-412 Maintenance of USDA Commodities at Distributors
Maintenance of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodities at Distributors, Warehouses, and Storage Facilities
October 2000
00-411 Food Safety Consumer Education Campaign
United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Food Safety Consumer Education Campaign
September 2000
00-408 Clarification of MB 00-404
Clarification to Management Bulletin 00-404: Proper Storage Temperatures for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodities
July 2000
00-406 Foodborne Illness and Safe Food Handling
Information on Foodborne Illnesses and Guidelines for Safe Food Handling
June 2000
00-405 Inventory Management Guidelines
Inventory Management guidelines for USDA Commodities
March 2000
00-404 Proper Storage Temperatures for USDA Commodities March 2000
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