THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has released its updated version of the 1995 guidance entitled Contracting with Food Service Management Companies: Guidance for School Food Authorities. This guidance provides clear information and guidance regarding the responsibilities that reside with the district or school or residential child care institution (RCCI)when it decides to contract with a Food Service Management Company (FSMC).
Audits have repeatedly revealed oversight deficiencies on the part of districts/schools/RCCIs when they use FSMCs. As a result, USDA has developed this guidance and revised its regulations to ensure districts/schools/RCCIs establish procedures and internal controls to benefit the child nutrition programs.
Contact this office at 518-473-8781 if you have questions on this guidance