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CACFP Regulations & Guidance

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Proposed Rule: Serious Deficiency Process in the CACFP & SFSP

February 21, 2024

USDA released a proposed rule for updating the Serious Deficiency process in the CACFP and SFSP. The rule proposes updates that would redefines serious deficiency, allows for full correction and removal of serious deficiencies, and extends the process to CACFP unaffiliated centers and SFSP sponsors.

FY 2024 Reallocation of SAE Funds in Child Nutrition Programs

February 6, 2024

USDA released a memo providing information state agencies need to conduct the FY 2024 reallocation of State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds in the child nutrition programs (CNPs).

Updated Instructions for the SAE Recovery Process and SAE Financial Status Report

January 24, 2024

USDA released CACFP guidance for state agencies on changes to SAE funds and how they are tracked and reported.

Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products

November 29, 2023

USDA released guidance that extends the option of serving commercially prepared tofu and soy yogurt as meat alternates to infants 6-11 months participating in the CACFP. The memo also extends the ability to serve tofu and soy yogurt as meat alternates in SFSP.

Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Game, and Eggs

November 20, 2023

This memo clarifies the regulatory requirements related to food safety and answers specific questions related to local meat, poultry, seafood, game, and eggs.