August 3, 2021 - The Texas Comptroller’s office will shut down for end-of-year processing at the end of August. Click here for more information.
July 28, 2021 - The School Nutrition Program (SNP) site applications must be submitted and approved as a prerequisite for SSO application processing. SSO sites submitted for approval will be returned for correction if there are no SNP site applications in submitted and/or approved status.
July 28, 2021 - The webinar held on July 27 on this topic and the associated slides are now available. Click here to view them and other FSMC resources.
July 27, 2021 - Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will not be taking “And Justice For All..." (AJFA) poster orders through TX-UNPS and will not be distributing posters to contracting entities (CE). Locally printed paper copies AJFA posters may substituted as necessary.
July 27, 2021 - Uploading Certification and Benefit Issuance and Documentation in TX-UNPS
July 23, 2021 - Now available on SquareMeals.org: Trainings and webinars on the Procurement Review Process and Procurement Basics. Visit the Procurement Review page located under Compliance on the National School Lunch Program menu for more information!
July 14, 2021 - DEADLINE OCTOBER 9, 2021
July 9, 2021 - TDA has been busy making it easier for CEs to learn about programs, including CACFP, NSLP/SBP, and SFSP. The new Quick References provide CEs an overview of the program, including how they can participate!
July 3, 2021 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Dexter, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.
June 30, 2021 - During the latest TDA School Webinar on June 30, 2021, a number of upcoming trainings and webinars were discussed. Click here for the full list.
June 29, 2021 - Did you miss the Procurement Basics presentation given at TASN? Click here to visit the Procurement Review page where you can find a link to watch the video in the "When is My Review?" box!
June 25, 2021 - TDA has developed new resources for SSO operators in 2021-2022, including new media release templates, household letters for SSO operators processing applications, eligibility notification letters, and Direct Certification eligibility letters. Click here for more information.
May 19, 2021 - It's time to register with your ESC for the 2021 School Nutrition Program Summer Workshops!
May 12, 2021 - The internal cut-off time for claim submission on processing days is 12:00pm. Our team will process all claims submitted before the 12pm deadline on the processing day. This deadline will ensure staff have the adequate time to review your submission before sending your payment to the Comptroller. Claim submissions received after the deadline will be processed on the next processing day.
May 5, 2021 - TDA celebrates all the frontline heroes who serve our communities during this unprecedented time. We recognize your valiant efforts and want to say a sincere thank you!
The Texas Department of Agriculture has received some waivers from USDA to support the continued operation of meal service in response to coronavirus. Other waivers are not yet approved. Any information regarding USDA waivers related to meal service will be available at SquareMeals.org/coronavirus along with further instructions.
November 16, 2020 - ACTION REQUIRED: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service recently updated its Civil Rights webpage resulting in changes to the internal hyperlinks within the Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) as well as the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. If you have not done so already, please update the electronic versions of the NDS with the English and/or Spanish versions. These changes were required to be completed no later than January 31, 2021.
November 6, 2020 - Please take action to ensure you are able to continue to access digital resources from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), including SquareMeals.org, MENU Module, and TX-UNPS without error. Click here for more information!