2006 NAFDPIR Conference USDA General SessionSlide 2
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 MethodologySlide 3
Wednesday\'s Agenda Farm Bill Reauthorization FY 2007 President\'s Budget FY 2006 Bison Purchase FDPIR Food Package Review Commodity Acceptability Progress ReportsSlide 4
Wednesday\'s Agenda FNS Handbook 501 Changes New FDPIR Management Evaluation Module Nutrition Education FNS Response to 2005 NAFDPIR ResolutionSlide 5
Expansion of the Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse PilotSlide 6
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 frameworkSlide 7
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 costsSlide 8
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 stockroomSlide 9
Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse PilotSlide 10
Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse PilotSlide 11
Standard System versus Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse PilotSlide 12
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 procedureSlide 13
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!Slide 14
Expansion of the Southwest Multi-Food Warehouse Pilot Comments? Questions?Slide 15
Commodity Availability and Delivery ProblemsSlide 16
Areas of Opportunity Communication Condition of Product Ordering IssuesSlide 17
Condition of ProductSlide 19
Order Changes & Product AvailabilitySlide 20
Problems, ????\'s, Concerns Contact Janice Fitzgerald 703-305-7537 firstname.lastname@example.orgSlide 21
Commodity Availability Here\'s what\'s going on: Out-dated item sent Fair imparts or inaccessibility of item Problem to cheddar Late conveyancesSlide 22
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 timetableSlide 23
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 supportSlide 24
Commodity Availability and Delivery Problems Comments? Questions?Slide 25
Commercial LabelingSlide 26
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" disgraceSlide 27
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 expensiveSlide 28
Commercial Labels for FDPIR Group B: FSA arrangements to require business name for all items (most are now business)Slide 29
Commercial Labels for FDPIR Group A: Frozen poultry and meat (counting solidified chicken, ground hamburger, and ground buffalo) Canned hamburger stew and buffalo stewSlide 30
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 soilSlide 31
Commercial Labels We will proceed with our endeavors to move however many items as could reasonably be expected to business names!Slide 32
Commercial Labeling Comments? Questions?Slide 33
Food Product Dating, Shelf Life, Expiration Dates: Can We Date? Sheldon E. Gordon, MS, RD, LD Nutritionist USDA/FNSSlide 34
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 StatesSlide 35
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 conditionSlide 36
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 sustenanceSlide 37
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 beforeSlide 38
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 : YearSlide 39
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)Slide 40
Factors Affecting Shelf Life Improper taking care of/sanitation Inadequate stockpiling temperatures Container/bundling condition Storage time HumiditySlide 41
Ground Beef & Bison Delivery Lag Time Over Ordering/High Inventory Maintenance Fluctuation in interest and conveyance sums at the destinations Monthly Food Package Guide RatesSlide 42
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 timeSlide 43
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.pdfSlide 44
Food Product Dating, Shelf Life, & Expiration Dates Comments? Questions?Slide 45
FDPIR Funding MethodologySlide 46
Briefing Package List of work gathering individuals with contact data Background data Description of segments under thoughtSlide 47
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 exertionSlide 48
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 contradictedSlide 49
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 recipeSlide 50
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 assetsSlide 51
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 areasSlide 53
Inequities in Funding Allocation Range of FY
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