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Poultry Product from People’s Republic of China


This communication was updated on May 28th, 2021, to confirm that all U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods are considered to be 100 percent domestic and are not affected by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Public Law 116–260) that was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This provision prohibits all Child Nutrition Programs from using federal funds to procure raw or processed poultry products that are imported into the United States from the People’s Republic of China.

Background

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Public Law 116–260) was signed into law and prohibits all Child Nutrition Programs from using federal funds to procure raw or processed poultry products that are imported into the United States from the People’s Republic of China. It is the program operator’s responsibility to ensure the country of origin for all nondomestic raw or processed poultry products, whether purchased directly by the program operator or on their behalf. The prohibition set forth in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Public Law 116–260), Division A, Section 764, does not allow for any exceptions.

Implementation of this prohibition should be done by including the provision in:

  • Documented procurement procedures
  • All procurement solicitations and contracts for the procurement of poultry

To ensure compliance with the prohibition, program operators should obtain a certification of acknowledgement from their supplier, e.g., manufacturer, processor, or distributor, that acknowledges their agreement to comply with the prohibition stated within the Appropriations Act. A sample of the certification language is located in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) External link opens in new window or tab. titled PRU-21 China Prohibition Certification.

A California Department of Education management bulletin will not be forthcoming.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact your agency’s designated Procurement Resources Unit, Child and Adult Care Food Program, School Nutrition Programs Unit, or Summer Food Service Program Specialist listed below.

Procurement Resources Unit (PRU)

You can contact the PRU by email at NSDBuyAmericanProvision@cde.ca.gov to be directed to a PRU Specialist.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

You can find contact information for the CACFP County Specialists in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS. You may also contact Kayla Christensen, CACFP Office Technician (OT), by phone at 916-324-6153 or by email at kchristensen@cde.ca.gov.

School Nutrition Programs Unit (SNPU)

You can find contact information for the SNPU County Specialists in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS. You may also contact Jeremy Partsch, SNPU OT, by phone at 916-322-3005 or by email at jpartsch@cde.ca.gov.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

You can find contact information for the SFSP County Specialists in the Download Forms section of the CNIPS. You may also contact Kayla Christensen, CACFP OT, by phone at 916-324-6153 or by email at kchristensen@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 3, 2021
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