U.S. Department of Agriculture.On July 20, 1999, the United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
n.pr established in 1862, USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. It conducts ongoing research in areas from human nutrition to new crop technologies and also helps ensure open (USDA USDA,
n.pr See United States Department of Agriculture. ) Food and Nutrition Service The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established in August 8, 1969. FNS is the Federal agency responsible for administering the nation’s domestic nutrition assistance programs. (FNS FNS Food and Nutrition Service (USDA)
FNS Fonds National Suisse (French: Swiss National Science Foundation)
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FNS Friedrich Naumann Stiftung ) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule which would change the requirements for using alternative sources of protein in the National School Lunch Program and other federal child nutrition programs.
Among other changes, the proposed rule would remove the restrictions limiting vegetable protein to no more than 30 percent of a meat, poultry or seafood item, as required in food-based menu planning school programs.
If implemented, the rule would provide greater flexibility to schools in planning meals, and important to AFFI member companies involved in institutional foodservice sales.
It would eliminate the need for manufacturers to formulate products containing vegetable protein specifically for sale for federal meal programs.