Guidance, Manuals, and ResourcesResources and information regarding the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution Program requirements and operations.
General Information Sheets
Information to assist sponsors with program administration.
FDP General Information Sheets
Information to assist processors with program compliance.
FDP Management Bulletins
Food Distribution Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.
Proper Storage Temperatures for U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods
Information on storage temperatures and storage guidelines for U.S. Department of Agriculture Foods.
- Information Alert: Food Recall Updates by Email (Dated Apr-2010)
NSD-FDP-01-2010: Sign-up for food recall updates by email.
- Information Alert: Irradiated Beef (Dated Mar-2005)
United States Department of Agriculture irradiated commodity ground beef.
- Information Alert: Fruits and Grains (Dated Mar-2005)
Storage and handling of United States Department of Agriculture commodity dried fruits and grain products.
Food Distribution Program Assistance Manual
Information and guidance for agencies that receive foods through the Food Distribution Program.
USDA Disaster Guidance
Food Distribution Program disaster assistance information and other federal links.
Disaster Feeding Guidance for School Food Service Using USDA Foods (PDF)
U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster feeding guidance for school food service using USDA foods.