The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) purchases more than 300 different food products each year to feed millions of school children, families and other qualified individuals through USDA’s nutrition assistance and international food aid programs. USDA-AMS announced this week that it is inviting food companies to participate in a free, interactive webinar on April 3 to help them learn how to become approved USDA foods vendors so they can participate in the commodity purchases.
In fiscal year 2019 to date, USDA-AMS has purchased 136,868,762 pounds of dairy for a total of $131,710,786. These dairy products include butter, various types of shredded and block cheeses (processed kosher, mozzarella, natural American, and processed), evaporated milk, fresh fluid milk (whole, 2% and skim), instant milk, ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk and yogurt.
Registration for the April 3 webinar, which will begin at 2 p.m., is required, and space is limited. More details are available here.
AMS Purchases by Commodity
AMS summarizes procurement activity on a year-to-date basis. Additional information about the various types of commodity purchases are available at these links:
Members with questions may contact Taylor Boone, IDFA coordinator of regulatory affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.