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2006 NAFDPIR Conference USDA General Session

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Monday\'s Agenda Expansion of the Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot Project & ECOS Commodity Availability & Delivery Problems Commercial Labeling Food Product Dating, Shelf Life & Expiration Dates FDPIR Funding Methodology

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Wednesday\'s Agenda Farm Bill Reauthorization FY 2007 President\'s Budget FY 2006 Bison Purchase FDPIR Food Package Review Commodity Acceptability Progress Reports

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Wednesday\'s Agenda FNS Handbook 501 Changes New FDPIR Management Evaluation Module Nutrition Education FNS Response to 2005 NAFDPIR Resolution

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Expansion of the Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot

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Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot The Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and FDPIR was executed by FNS to pilot test a business sustenance requesting and conveyance framework

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Objectives The two noteworthy targets were: To altogether enhance multi-nourishment requesting and conveyance administration to FDPIR and CSFP beneficiary organizations; and To decrease the level of Federal staff assets important to regulate these work serious projects without considerably expanding costs

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Background The pilot started operations in May 2004 and has been stretched out to March 2007 Under the pilot, USDA\'s Farm Service Agency contracts with a business sustenance wholesaler to work the multi-nourishment requesting and conveyance framework for CSFP and FDPIR offices in the Southwest locale USDA keeps on obtaining the sustenance and conveys it to the multi-nourishment contractual worker\'s stockroom

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Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot

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Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot

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Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot

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Customer Service Benefits In June 2005, we directed a client administration overview. Both FDPIR and CSFP respondents preferred: requesting on-line since they see sustenances and amounts accessible. They likewise get a request affirmation when thy submit their request. the choice of requesting up to 3 days ahead of time of accepting their shipment. Requesting all the more every now and again infers accepting fresher item and keeping up less stockpiling. pre-set conveyance plans. They know they can depend on their conveyance when they see it. working with less offices, less printed material, and an improved procedure

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Next Steps April 2006 – Sources Sought Notice (Complete) June 2006 – Request for Proposals June 2006 – Pre-Proposal Conference August 2006 – Proposals Due Fall 2006 – Contract(s) Award Winter 2006-2007 ITO Training Stocking Warehouse Roll-out Begins!

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Expansion of the Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot Comments? Questions?

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Commodity Availability and Delivery Problems

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Areas of Opportunity Communication Condition of Product Ordering Issues

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Condition of Product

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Order Changes & Product Availability

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Problems, ????\'s, Concerns Contact Janice Fitzgerald 703-305-7537 janice.fitzgerald@fns.usda.gov

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Commodity Availability Here\'s what\'s going on: Out-dated item sent Fair imparts or inaccessibility of item Problem to cheddar Late conveyances

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Commodity Availability Here\'s what we\'re doing: Monitoring item in stock all the more nearly Lessen examples of inaccessibility or reasonable imparting Working to vendor(s) to right issues Offer just what is accessible in stock Submit orders for handling on timetable

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Commodity Availability Here\'s what you can do to: Order direct shipments when and where you can Work with each other to part coordinate shipments Notify provincial office on changes in support

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Commodity Availability and Delivery Problems Comments? Questions?

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Commercial Labeling

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Commercial Labels Commercial Labels in FDPIR Piloted in late 1990\'s A possibility for all items since FY 2000 Benefits Reduced conveyance delays Increased rivalry Lower program costs Elimination of the "bland" disgrace

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Commercial Labels Reasons a few makers still utilize USDA marks: Small organizations don\'t have their own name Some of our items are not business We have an alternate determination than the business The USDA name can be less expensive

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Commercial Labels for FDPIR Group B: FSA arrangements to require business name for all items (most are now business)

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Commercial Labels for FDPIR Group A: Frozen poultry and meat (counting solidified chicken, ground hamburger, and ground buffalo) Canned hamburger stew and buffalo stew

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USDA Labels for FDPIR Canned fish, meat, turkey, lunch meeting meat and dried egg blend 90% of juices 70% of canned leafy foods (little sellers without a brand name) AMS/Industry gathering this week - will examine most ideal approach business names for products of the soil

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Commercial Labels We will proceed with our endeavors to move however many items as could reasonably be expected to business names!

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Commercial Labeling Comments? Questions?

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Food Product Dating, Shelf Life, Expiration Dates: Can We Date? Sheldon E. Gordon, MS, RD, LD Nutritionist USDA/FNS

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Food Product Dating Product dating is not required by Federal controls, but rather numerous stores and processors intentionally date bundles on sustenance items There is no uniform or generally acknowledged framework utilized for nourishment dating as a part of the United States

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Best If Used By (BIUB) The "Best If Used By" date is proposed to let you know to what extent the item will hold best flavor or quality This term is not a wellbeing date Some nourishments may decay all the more rapidly and different sustenances may last more than times recommended Products kept past the "Best If Used By" date are not as a matter of course out of condition

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What is Food Dating? Open dating: Primarily on perishable nourishments (meat, poultry, eggs, dairy) Closed or coded dating: Shelf-stable items, for example, jars and boxes of sustenance

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Food Product Dating Open Dating: Use of a date-book date Must include: month, day (and year if rack steady or solidified) an expression clarifying the significance: EXP Sell by Best if utilized before

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Closed or Coded Dating DEL MONTE FOOD: Example: 9045 (February 14, 1999) First line, four digits Position 1: Year Position 2, 3 and 4: Julian Date LAKESIDE FOODS: Example: 4A198 (October 19, 1998) Second line, second through fifth digits Position 2: Month (January=1, September=9, October=A, November=B, December=C) Position 3 and 4 : Date Position 5 : Year

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Types of Food Dates "Pack" Date – Date of pack "Offer by" Date – Indicates to what extent a retailer ought to show and offer the item "Use by" Date – Date prescribed for pinnacle quality (dictated by producer)

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Factors Affecting Shelf Life Improper taking care of/sanitation Inadequate stockpiling temperatures Container/bundling condition Storage time Humidity

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Ground Beef & Bison Delivery Lag Time Over Ordering/High Inventory Maintenance Fluctuation in interest and conveyance sums at the destinations Monthly Food Package Guide Rates

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General Guidelines High corrosive nourishments, for example, canned tomatoes and pineapple, have a moderately shorter use time Low corrosive sustenances, for example, canned vegetables, meat, and poultry, have a more drawn out utilization time if put away in cool, spotless, dry conditions Frozen nourishments must be kept up at 0˚F or underneath and have a moderately shorter use time

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Can We Date? We are no more conveying or embracing "Best If Used By" dates for our items We simply give direction! USDA\'s "Ideal If Used By" Guidance Websites: Food Management in Households http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/certainties/biub/hhp-biubguide.pdf Warehouse Inventory Control http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/truths/biub/distribution center biubguide.pdf

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Food Product Dating, Shelf Life, & Expiration Dates Comments? Questions?

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FDPIR Funding Methodology

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Briefing Package List of work gathering individuals with contact data Background data Description of segments under thought

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Past Efforts to Change the Funding Methodology 1994 and 1998 : NAFDPIR passed Resolutions that upheld an impartial financing equation 1998 : ITO/FNS work gathering was assembled as a major aspect of a general FNS Business Process Reengineering exertion

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Trailblazers for New-Trition Team The Trailblazers for New-Trition Team (TNT) created 3 models The m odels were introduced to all Tribal and State governments with a solicitation for remarks: 60% reaction rate 49% favored a subsidizing recipe 45% were contradicted

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TNT Recommendation In October 1999, the TNT issued a last report suggesting one of the models Question: So, why wasn\'t the TNT\'s proposal actualized? Answer: In 2000, t he NAFDPIR participation passed a determination requesting that FNS pull back the TNT proposition for a financing recipe

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So, Why Are We Doing This Now? Taking after a meeting with Tribal pioneers in 2005, Under Secretary Bost consented to look again at this issue Two essential concerns: Inequities in financing portion FNS staff assets

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Inequities in Funding Allocation Longstanding worry that the present subsidizing system does not give an evenhanded premise to distributions FDPIR regulatory assets are allotted to FNS Regional workplaces in light of recorded rates for which there is no known premise Each FNS Regional Office arranges spending plans distinctively which has brought about irregularities inside and crosswise over areas

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Inequities in Funding Allocation Range of FY

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