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USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) issues policy memoranda to provide guidance on implementing TEFAP. Click here to see these memos on the USDA site.

 USDA Guidance for Measuring Ambient Transport Temperature of Shell Eggs

TEFAP Handbook

Publication NameDownloadAboutProgram Name
Complete TEFAP Handbook          TEFAP Handbook
Section 1: Introduction          TEFAP Handbook
Section 2: Program Application          TEFAP Handbook
Section 3: Managing the Program          TEFAP Handbook
Section 4: USDA Foods          TEFAP Handbook
Section 5: Visits, Reviews, and Audits          TEFAP Handbook
Section 6: Civil Rights          TEFAP Handbook
Section 7: Financial Management          TEFAP Handbook
Section 8: Denials and Terminations          TEFAP Handbook
Section 9: Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms          TEFAP Handbook
Section 10: Disaster Policies and Procedures          TEFAP Handbook
Revision Notice          TEFAP Handbook

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