Metro Announcements Posts
Perishable bagged salad mix now included in produce boxes.
Beginning this week, the Farmers to Families Mixed Produce Boxes (ref # 71001) that you order may contain bagged salad greens, a product which requires temperature control for safety. If you receive these boxes and cannot distribute them right away, you will need to pull the salad greens out and refrigerate them until your distribution (or refrigerate the whole box).Here is a link to a useful ODA fact sheet on cut leafy greens.
Information for OFB Partner Agencies participating in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program (FFFBP), a new fresh food program from the USDA. Please direct any additional questions about this program to your Regional Network Developer.
For background information on this program, please see last Friday's OFB update!
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Does my organization need to be a TEFAP/USDA agency to participate in the FFFBP program?
No, there are no restrictions on this food, and it can be distributed through a supplemental program such as a produce distribution or 2D program. The primary consideration is time and temperature abuse. This product must be held at or below 41°F to maintain food safe…