We rarely source products internationally due to the product not being in season or not being in stock domestically – such as mandarin oranges and pineapple. These products are sourced from reputable importers who meet or exceed the regulations outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act.
We are committed to being transparent with how we sourcing products, as well as providing fresh agriculture consistently. We encourage customers to evaluate all sourcing partners to ensure they adhere to not only the Buy American Provision, but local sourcing is leveraged as much as possible.
Our dedicated procurement department works closely with suppliers ensuring the foods we recieve and distribute are the safest and healthiest available on the market. All foreign canned fruits received meet and exceed the FDA standards for foreign foods.
The Buy American Act is Section 104(d) of the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-336) added a new provision, Section 12(n) of the NSLA (42 USC 1760(n)), requiring SFAs to purchase domestically grown and processed foods, to the maximum extent practicable. Purchases made in accordance with the Buy American provision must still follow the applicable procurement rules calling for free and open competition.