On March 7, USDA Foods released a statement saying that under the extended meal flexibility, program operators will still be able to use USDA’s bone in chicken. Please note that the statement stresses that operators must still abide by the weekly calorie restrictions. States can order the following USDA items with initial orders due May 1, 2013: chicken cut-up frozen 8 piece (#100098); chicken, small bulk (#100100); and chicken oven roasted, frozen (#110080). The full memo can be located here.
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