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Information Alert: Violation of Labeling Program


Nutrition Services Division Information Alert

To: School Nutrition Program Sponsors

Number: NSD-SNP-02-2007

Attention: Food Service Director, Business Officials

Date: November 2007
Subject: Violation of Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program
Reference: United States Department of Agriculture Policy Memos Technical Assistance 04-2007 and Technical Assistance 08-2007

This Information Alert provides a notification that Townsends, Inc., and RCG Food of Texas, Inc., are in violation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program.

The following product, produced by Townsends, Inc., is barred from using a CN label because it was not approved for production by the FNS.

Barred Product

CN Number

Product Name and Code

070310

CHIC-N-FRIES – CN, code 7651

In addition, several products by RCG Foods of Texas, Inc., were produced without approval by FNS, and inspection procedures were not followed.

Products Produced Without a CN Label

CN Number

Product Name and Code

068783

East Side Entrees Cheese Quesadilla 25101

067457

Beef Enchilada 3501

067456

Beef and Bean Burrito 3500

065419

Cheese Quesadilla 25101B119

064668

East Side Entrees Cheese Quesadilla 25101

062942

Beef and Bean Burrito 3500

045034

Pork Egg Roll 3oz

035119

Pork Egg Roll 69340

035118

Pork Egg Roll 69300

Please note that these products were produced without an approved CN label and, consequently, cannot be counted as a reimbursable meal for use in Child Nutrition meal programs utilizing the USDA Traditional or Enhanced Food Based Menu Planning Option. If you are using any of these products as part of the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs and you are utilizing either the USDA Traditional or Enhanced Food Based Menu Planning Option, please discontinue using these products immediately. If you are utilizing the USDA Nutrient Standard Menu Planning Option or SHAPE Nutrient Standard Menu Planning Option, you can continue using these products. If Townsends, Inc., or RCG Food of Texas, Inc., wish to produce any product as a CN labeled product, they must submit a new label application with a new CN identification number for final approval by FNS and, if applicable, contact Agricultural Marketing Service for inspection for each product they wish to produce.

Please direct questions to:

United States Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Service
CN Labeling Staff
Phone: 703-305-2609
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-4 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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