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System Transition Temporarily Changes TDA Processing and Payment Schedules

The Texas Department of Agriculture is in the process of transitioning to a new budget and accounting system — CAPPS (Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel system). To allow for the transition of the system, TDA will deviate from the normal claims and other processing and payment schedules to which our CEs have grown accustomed.

Distribution of AJFA posters has been halted, per USDA.

Per the USDA, the distribution of “And Justice for All” (AJFA) posters has been halted until further notice. CE’s that are unable to display AJFA posters will not be issued any findings associated with the poster display until further notice.

Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Strip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

PUBLIC NOTICE AND INFORMATION REQUEST, PROPOSED WAIVER FOR ALTO ISD

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), on behalf of Alto ISD, is requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) of several National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) requirements for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year as a result of the ongoing conditions in the district resulting from a tornado that touched down on April 13,2019.

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Texas Department of Agriculture
Commissioner Sid Miller