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U.S. Department of Agriculture.

On July 20, 1999, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) 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.
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Title Annotation:proposes rule for National School Lunch Program
Comment:U.S. Department of Agriculture.(proposes rule for National School Lunch Program)
Publication:Frozen Food Digest
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 1999
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