August 10, 2010
TO: Food Service Administrators
RE: Food Distribution Bulletin
||Delivery Location Information
|Order & Distribution Schedule
||Storage & Inventory Management
||Annual Storage Self-Evaluation
|Beef Patties Distribution Date Changes
- All program correspondence must be placed on file and retained for a period of three years following the close of the federal fiscal year to which it pertains.
- Commodity Food Distribution Program (CFDP) information and forms can be found on the ODE website at: www.ode.state.or.us/services/nutrition/cfdp
- The Commodity Food Distribution Program commodity ordering program (CNPweb) website address is: https://cnp.ode.state.or.us
Order & Distribution Schedule
The Order & Distribution Schedule for SY 2010-11
is enclosed. It lists the dates you must place orders from your commodity pre-orders, and assign them to a delivery location. If you miss these timelines you will not receive an order for that delivery period. Also, your entitlement will be charged for the preorder items.
In August orders must be placed and assigned to a delivery location August 18, 19 or 23. CNPweb will be out-of-service August 20 - 22.
Enclosed are Ordering Instructions.
Use these instructions when completing your commodity order in CNPweb.
Food Distribution Program CNPweb Instructions are available on the CFDP website.
Enclosed is an Unassigned Entitlement Commodities
document. Under "Distribution Months" the amount in each column will be available to allocate and order during the 1st and 2nd order periods of that distribution month. These items are available for you to allocate and order on a first come basis.
When you allocate entitlement commodities from "Unassigned" your entitlement will be charged even if you do not order them.
Beef Patties Distribution Date Changes
USDA required Oregon to move delivery dates forward for 2 loads of A706 beef patties. One load was moved from November to January and one load was moved from November to March.
If you pre-ordered beef patties for the November distribution you may not receive any/all of them until January or March.
Delivery/Receiving Procedures and Responsibilities
Delivery Location Information
If your school district changes the days of the week it's open and this affects the days you can receive commodities you must update your Delivery Location Information Sheets in CNPweb
In section (20) of the Delivery Location Information Sheets check all the days the school district is open.
Storage & Management of USDA Donated Foods
Annual Storage Self-Evaluation
Enclosed is anAnnual Storage Facility Self-Evaluation Form
. It must be completed each year by June 30th. Keep the completed form on file for three years. This form will be checked by your assigned School Nutrition Specialist during the Coordinated Review Effort (CRE).
Enclosed are Commodity Complaint Procedures.
Use these procedures when filing a complaint. Send complaints to Beverly Hassell.
The complaint process makes USDA aware of concerns. Product is replaced only if it's recalled due to food safety issues.
USDA Commodity Fact Sheets (information about commodities i.e. product description, preparation/cooking instruction, pack/yield, etc.) are available at: www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/schfacts/.
Advisory Council member list, application and information are available on the CFDP website.
The Advisory Council meeting schedule for SY 2010-11 is as follows:
- October 21, 2010
- January 20, 2011
- March 31, 2011
- June 16, 2011
Requests or recommendations you have concerning the Food Distribution Program, should be sent to any Advisory Council member or ODE CFDP staff at least two weeks prior to the Advisory Council meeting date. A list of Advisory Council members is available on the CFDP website.
If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Council review the Advisory Council Information on the CFDP website. Complete an application and send it to:
ODE, 255 Capitol St NE
Salem OR 97310 or FAX (503) 378-5156
Questions regarding the information in this bulletin should be directed to:
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