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Can schools purchase non-domestic fruits and vegetables with FFVP funds?

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Yes.    The “Buy American” requirement in the NSLP (as provided in 7CFR 210.21(d) applies to purchases made with FFVP funds.  Produce such as bananas or other exotic varieties, which are generally not available as a domestic product, may be purchased even though they are not domestic.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 24, 2014 at 6:12am.