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School Nutrition Weekly Update - June 29, 2016 - Issue No. 2016.6-2

In the Previous Issue...June 9, 2016
*IMPORTANT NOTICE* SY 2016-17 Online SFA Application Revised
USDA Policy Memos
juen 2016 Reduced Price Breakfast Claim
Menu Signage Requirements
Vacancy Announcements
Important Dates

In This Issue: 

CLICK HERE  to download print copy

PROGRAM OPERATIONS NEWS

  • USDA Policy Memos
  • 2016-17 SY HACCP Plan Template - Commercial Kitchens
  • Potential Class I Food Recall Notice
  • Q&As - Smart Snack Rule
  • Vacancy Announcements

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

  • Annual Conference 2016

  • Important Dates

 

PROGRAM OPERATIONS NEWS

  • USDA Policy Memos

    Policy Memo #
    TitleRelease Date
    SP-41-2016
    The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs June 24
    SP-42-2016
    Early Implementation of the Updated CACFP Meal Patterns and the School Meal Program Infant and Pre-K Meal Patterns June 24

 

  • 2016-17 SY HACCP Plan Template – Commercial Kitchens

The 2016-17 HACCP Plan Template for Commercial Kitchens is now available for download on the School Nutrition website at:  http://childnutrition.ncpublicschools.gov/information-resources/haccp-food-safety/commercial-kitchen

NOTE:  For your convenience the changes to the template have been highlighted in yellow.  Also, the 2016-17 templates for Homestyle and Transported meals are being revised.  We will notify everyone when they are posted to the website.

Should you have any questions please contact Susan Thompson at susan.thompson@dpi.nc.gov .

 

  • Potential Class I Food Recall Notice


CLICK HERE to access the full US Food and Drug Administration Recall Notice

ATTENTION: SFSP and SSP Sponsors:

On Tuesday, June 21, USDA issued a notice of a potential Class I Food recall (most serious kind of recall) which included distribution to school districts and non-public sponsoring agencies for summer meals.  Integrated Food Services (doing business as) “Let’s Do Lunch” has announced they plan on initiating a recall of frozen sandwiches that are distributed to school districts and sponsoring agencies due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.   The sandwiches are distributed to foodservice and not intended for the retail sales to the public.  The firm reports the products are not distributed/sold to school districts through any USDA procurement program. Schools either purchase products directly from the firm, or purchase from distributors the firm sells to.  The firm has notified the schools that purchased products directly as well as notified the distributors and schools they distributed products to.

Integrated Food Service dba Let’s Do Lunch will their recall to include all RTE products produced in IFS1 and IFS2 between the period of 04/01/15-05/05/16 and hopefully list all the schools the products.

Product: Brand name and container size of each product.

a. Code #51140 Turkey Ham, Egg & Sunrise Twist-Size is a Case 140/Case

b. Code #22148 Turkey Ham & Cheese Deli Flatz-Size is a Case 48/Case

c. Code #130001 Turkey Ham & Cheese Sandwich-Size is a Case 72/Case

Recalling Firm:Firm's recall contact:
Integrated Food Service
310 W. Alondra Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 523-3664
Paul G. Giuliano, President
Integrated Food Service
310 W. Alondra Blvd.
Gardena CA 90248
310 523-3664 310 505-2982-Mobile

If you have questions about this recall, please contact Stephanie Tatum immediately for further instructions on disposing of these items.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this critical matter.  Children who are exposed to Listeria monocytogenes may become very ill or worse.  Therefore your immediate attention this matter is critical.  If you have these items in your inventory, please remove them from the immediate inventory (receiving, storage, preparation area) so they may not be serve or co-mingled with other inventory.  If you are uncertain as to how to dispose of these items, Mrs. Tatum is awaiting your call or e-mail for further instructions.

 

  • Q&As – Smart Snack Rules (Fruit Concentrate, Sodium)

Smart Snack Sub-TopicQUESTION & ANSWER
10% Daily Value (DV) Regulation Q:  I have a snack item I sell that qualifies for Smart Snacks because it has 10% DV of calcium, can I continue to sell it in the 16-17 SY?
A:  No, starting July 1, 2016 snack items can no longer qualify as a Smart Snack by containing the 10% DV of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines (fiber, vitamin D, calcium, or potassium)
Fruit Concentrate Q:  In the SY 16-17 can I offer or sell a fruit snack/fruit roll-up with the first ingredient being fruit concentrate, concentrated fruit juice or concentrated fruit puree during the school day?

A:  No, based on Smart Snack and NSLP regulations, food items with the first ingredient being fruit concentrate cannot be offered or sold during the school day because it is considered by USDA to be sugar, not a fruit.

See policy memo SP10-2012v9 dated August 3, 2015 and policy memo SP23-2014v3 dated March 31, 2015 for further information
Fruit Puree Q:  In the SY 16-17 can I offer or sell a fruit snack/fruit roll-up with the first ingredient being fruit puree (not concentrate) during the school day?
A:  Yes, but only if the fruit snack/fruit roll-up meets Smart Snack nutritional standards. Use the Smart Snack calculator to determine what items qualify.
Sodium Q:  I have a snack item that contains 220mg sodium. Can I sell this item during the SY16-17?
A:  No, Smart Snack regulations state that starting July 1, 2016, snack items must contain less than or equal to 200mg sodium per item.

 

    • Vacancy Announcement 

    School District/AgencyPosition
    (CLICK the position title for the Vacancy Announcement)
    Cabarrus County Schools School Nutrition Field Supervisor
    Madison County Schools Director of School Nutrition

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR

    • Annual Conference 2016

    The 2016 Annual Conference for School Nutrition Administrators is scheduled for October 26-28, 2016.  Mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information as it becomes available in the coming months.

    • Important Dates

    REMINDER:  Any time a due date/deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, the deadline automatically extends to the next business day.

    July 2016
    Jul 4 Independence Day (State Offices Closed)
    July 10 (Sun) Deadline to submit claim for reimbursement for NSLP/SBP/ASSP/SFSP/SSO (for June 2016)
    July 10-13 School Nutrition Association Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX)
    July 15 Deadline to submit FFVP claim for reimbursement (for June 2016)

     

    August 2016
    Aug 10 (Wed) Deadline to submit claim for reimbursement for NSLP/SBP/ASSP/SFSP/SSO (for July 2016)
    Aug 15 (Mon) Deadline to submit FFVP claim for reimbursement (for July 2016)

     

    Have Questions? Need Assistance? Please remember to always contact your regional consultants or specialists first for any questions or assistance unless directed otherwise.


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