For more produce safety training videos visit https://theicn.org/icn-resources-a-z/produce-safety/ and check out “The Produce Lab Videos” featuring Chef Cyndie and Tom Schwartz discussing some of the culinary techniques, good agricultural practices, and quality and condition skills taught at Produce Safety University.
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In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.
The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics. Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.
Each January the USDA releases annual Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) caseload levels for states. This February 20, 2020 webinar discussed how national caseload is calculated, how states receive additional caseload, and best practices for caseload management. Additionally, we provided an overview of the new CSFP certification period requirements under the 2018 Farm Bill and how the change affects caseload management.
The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.
This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.
In February 2019, USDA announced changes to the monthly food package that will be implemented beginning November 1, 2019. This webinar will focus on the new options and flexibilities within each category and provide guidance about how to plan for a successful transition. To help states and local sites adjust their inventory and orders to implement the changes on November 1, USDA will provide a demo of the recently released Food Package Ordering Tool.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is making significant revisions to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food package in response to feedback from the CSFP community. This is the first of a series of webinars that will help CSFP state and local agencies prepare to implement the food package changes.
Join us for this webinar to hear from three state and local agencies who will talk about the things they are doing to prepare for the changes to the CSFP Food Package. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.