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APPENDIX A - Section I


Federal Supply Class (*Note 1)Food ItemListing Required for Products Produced in the Continental United States, Alaska, and HawaiiListing Required for Products Produced in Australia, Japan, and New ZealandListing Required for Products Produced in Guam, Hong Kong, Singapore, and TaiwanListing Required for Products Produced in All Other Countries in the Pacific, Except KoreaListing Required for Products Produced in Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and South America
8905 (*Notes 2, 3)All fish, meat, poultry, and shellfish, including:Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Buffalo meat.YesYesYesYesYes
Crabs, live.NoNoNoYesNo
Crawfish, live.NoNoNoYesNo
Fish, canned.YesYesYesYesYes
Fish, pouched. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fish, fresh or fresh smoked, modified atmospheric packaged. Yes YesYesYesYes
Fish, fresh or frozen, whole and/or eviscerated, head on or off, unscaled, unpackaged.NoNoYesYesYes
Lobster, live.NoNoNoYesNo
Salmon, smoked.YesYesYesYesYes
Shrimp, fresh or frozen, processed (including breaded, peeled, deveined).YesYesYesYesYes
Shrimp, fresh or frozen, whole or head off.NoNoYesYesNo
Squid and octopus, unprocessed.NoYesYesYesNo
Squid and octopus, processed. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
8910 (*Notes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)All dairy foods and eggs, including:YesYesYesYesYes
Cream, sterilized.YesYes (*Note 14)YesYesYes
Creamer, coffee, dairy.YesYes (*Note 14)YesYesYes
Dairy mixes, liquid.YesYesYesYesYes
Dairy mixes, powdered.NoYesYesYesYes
Dairy products, canned and retorted. No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desserts/puddings, frozen (not canned).YesYes (*Note 14)YesYesYes
Egg nog, canned.NoYes (*Note 14)YesYes Yes
Egg substitutes.YesYes (*Note 14)YesYesYes
Italian ices and frozen novelties, non-dairy, non-fruit filled.NoYesYesYesYes
Topping, real cream.YesYes (*Note 14)YesYesYes
Yogurt, fresh or frozen.YesYesYesYes Yes
8915 (*Notes 10, 11)Fruits and vegetables, pre-cut pre-packaged, minimum processed, ready-to-eat.YesYesYesYesYes
Fruits and vegetables, unprocessed, fresh.NoNoNoNoNo
Fruits and vegetables, frozen.NoYesYesYesNo
Fruits and vegetables, hermetically sealed and retorted (to include mushrooms)NoNoNoNoYes
Guacamole, chilled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hummus, chilled Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Juices and nectars, pasteurized or validated treatment, including frozen concentrates and shelf stable.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Mushrooms, whole, freshYesYesYesYesYes
Mushrooms, sliced, freshYesYesYesYesYes
Salads, non-meat, with or without dressing, not USDA listed.YesYesYesYesYes
Tofu and soy-based products.YesYesYesYesYes
8920 (*Notes 9, 12)Bakery and cereal products, baked and unbaked, frozen and fresh, specifically:
Bakery items filled with meat or dairy cream fillings.YesYesYesYesYes
Bakery items filled with fillings other than meat and dairy cream fillings. No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Batter mix, dry.NoNoNoYesNo
Biscuits, canned.NoNoYesYesYes
Cake mix, dry.NoNoNoYesNo
Cheesecakes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cookie dough, chilled.NoNoYesYesYes
Cookie mix, dry.NoNoYesYesNo
Cookies and crackers, unfilled.NoNoNoYesNo
Dough, frozen or chilled.NoNoNoYesYes
Dumplings, frozen.NoNoYesYesYes
Melba toast.NoYesYesYesNo
Pancake batter, frozen.NoNoNoYesYes
Pancake and waffle mix.NoNoNoYesNo
Pancakes, frozen.NoNoNoYesYes
Pasta, wet (noodles).YesYesYesYesYes
Pasta, dry (noodles).NoNoNoYesNo
Pie crusts, unfilled.NoNoYesYesYes
Pizza crust, unfilled.NoNoYesYesYes
Taco shells.NoNoNoYesNo
Tortillas, corn and flour.YesYesYesYesYes
All other bakery and cereal products.No.YesYesYesYes
8925All confectionary, nuts, sugars, and honey.NoNoNoYesNo
8930All jams, jellies, and preserves.NoNoYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)Yes
8935Soups, frozen or chilled.YesYesYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Bouillon and soups, shelf stable or dehydrated.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesYes
8940 (*Notes 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 17)Dietary foods and specialty preparations, specifically:
Fish, meat, poultry, dairy, egg, and shellfish products with >3% ingredients of animal origin.YesYesYesYesYes
Infant formulaNoYesYesYesYes
Cheese, nacho, canned.NoYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)YesYes
Chips, nacho or potato.NoNoYesYesNo
Chocolate drink mix, non-dairy.NoNoNoYesNo
Cook-chill products.YesYesYesYesYes
Creamer, coffee, imitation, non-dairy, liquid, refrigerated.NoNoYesYesNo
Dips, dairy.YesYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)YesYes
Dips, non-dairy.NoYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)YesYes
Egg rolls. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eggs, pickled.YesYesYesYesYes
Freeze dried foods Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frozen dinners with meat/poultry.YesYesYesYesYes
Frozen dinners, without meat/poultry.NoYesYesYesNo
Pizzas. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Plant-based dairy alternatives, to include tree nuts, oat, rice, flax, coconut, or soy milks (shelf-stable & refrigerated) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pudding novelties, frozen or chilled.YesYesYesYesYes
Pudding novelties, shelf-stable.NoYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)YesYes
Sandwiches and wrapsYesYesYesYesYes
Toppings, non-dairy.NoNoNoYes No
All other dietary foods and specialty preparations.NoNoNoNoNo
8945Fats and food oils, including margarine.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesNo
8950Condiments and related items, specifically:
Salsa, fresh.YesYesYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Salsa, shelf-stable.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Salad dressings.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Olives.NoNoNoYes (*Note 14)No
All other condiments and related items.NoNoNoNoNo
8955Cocoa, coffee, and tea, dry.NoYes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 14)Yes (*Note 16)
Cocoa, coffee, and tea, ready-to-drink, dairy, canned and retorted.NoYes (Australia and New Zealand)
No (Japan)
Cocoa, coffee, and tea, ready-to-drink, non-dairy.NoNoNoNoNo
8960Beverages, non-alcoholic, specifically:
Beverages, carbonated.NoNoYesYesNo
Beverages, non-carbonated, to include energy drinks.NoNoYesYesYes
Fruit drink mix containing no fruit juice.NoNoYes (*Note 14)YesYes
Water, bottled, carbonated.NoNoYesYesNo
Water, bottled, non-carbonated.YesYesYesYesYes
8965Beverages, alcoholic.NoNoNoNoNo
8970 (*Notes 2, 15)Individual ration composite food packages.YesN/AN/AN/AN/A
N/A CaterersYesYesYesYesYes
N/ADistributors of products requiring Worldwide Directory listing, specifically
Storage, government-owned products.YesYesYesYesYes
Storage, non-government-
owned products.


1. For complete item listing within each class of the 8900 (subsistence) Federal Supply Class (FSC) Group, refer to Federal Supply Catalog C8900-SL, Stock List—FSC Group 89 Subsistence.

2. Meat and poultry establishments inspected by the USDA FSIS may serve as sources of meat and poultry items subject to the Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. These products must bear the USDA shield and applicable establishment number, as listed in the USDA Meat, Poultry and Egg Products Inspection Directory located online at USDA listed establishments processing products not subject to meat or poultry inspection acts must also be Directory listed for those items.

3. Directory listing is not required for establishments on the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL), located online at In the United States, establishments producing fresh and frozen oysters, clams, mussels, whole or roe-on scallops require listing in the ICSSL in order to be considered an approved source. Fish, fresh or fresh smoked, modified atmospheric packaged (when distributed in a chill state) must be Packed Under Federal Inspection (PUFI) by the USDC or listed specifically in this Directory. Establishments supplying other seafood products must be Directory listed unless listed by the USDC in the "U.S. Establishments Approved for Sanitation and for Producing USDC Inspected Fishery Products" section of the USDC Approved Establishments publication, located online at and click Approved Establishments.

4. Worldwide Directory listing is not required for shell egg sources inspected under the Poultry Program of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, located online at Egg processing establishments inspected by the USDA FSIS may serve as sources of dried or liquid/frozen eggs, as listed in the USDA Meat, Poultry and Egg Products Inspection Directory located online at

5. Establishments having a pasteurized milk compliance rating of 90 percent or higher, certified by a State milk sanitation officer, and listed in the Sanitation Compliance and Enforcement Rating of Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) List may serve as sources of milk and milk products, as coded. The IMS List is located online at Listing in the Worldwide Directory is mandatory to serve as a source of other milk and milk products and/or frozen dessert items. Establishments listed in the Dairy Plants Surveyed and Approved for USDA Grading Service may serve as sources of manufactured or processed dairy products as listed by product code. This USDA publication is located online at Those operations denoted as “P” codes (packaging and processing) must be Worldwide Directory listed.

6. Establishments listed herein for dairy products have not been audited and approved as a source of aseptically processed and packaged milk and milk products unless otherwise indicated. Dairy plants must meet the public health protection equivalent to the U.S. Public Health Service Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO)/3-A Sanitary Standards. In countries without a regulatory authority overseeing dairy public health requirements, compliance is strictly based on individual plant efforts and testing. Any testing conducted by these plants must be thoroughly reviewed by the auditing officer for validity and compliance. Review quality control and laboratory records for the period since the last audit to determine that raw and finished milk samples are being effectively analyzed for bacterial quality, drug and pesticide residues, coliform determination, phosphatase or peroxidase, as appropriate, and temperature checks. Review pasteurizer design and operation to include, time, temperature, and pressure controls. Evidence should show a thorough investigation was conducted as to the cause of any noncompliance with the PMO or equivalent standards and corrective actions taken.

7. Fonterra (New Zealand) export approved sources for anhydrous milk fat and powdered milk (spray) skim milk powder (SSMP), whole milk powder (WMP), and butter fat milk powder (BFMP) to be used for further processing are exempt from Worldwide Directory listing. However, when used in commercial production in the Republic of Korea, these products must be certified as "Salmonella-Free" by Certificate of Conformance.

8. Approval and listing of ice cream mix sources (liquid or powdered form) is not necessary if another company will further process and pasteurize the mix. Products such as ice cream, frozen desserts, recombined dairy products from approved Grade A powdered and cultured dairy products not coded in the IMS List are not required to strictly meet PMO requirements. However, the entire facility must comply with the 3-A Accepted Practices for the Sanitary Construction, Installation, Testing, and Operation of High-Temperature Short-Time (HTST), High-Heat Short-Time (HHST) or Batch pasteurizers, as applicable.

9. Worldwide Directory listing is not normally required for semi-perishable and non-animal origin ingredient sources. For example, shelf-stable fruit filling and shelf-stable artificial cream filling that would be used in RTE bakery products.

10. Establishments processing RTE, chilled, and prepared non-meat salads (such as potato, egg, tuna, bean, macaroni, or cole slaw) must be Worldwide Directory listed.

11. Only juices that have been pasteurized or have received a validated process treatment to achieve a -5 log reduction in the target organism are authorized for purchase by the Department of Defense. Fresh squeezed, un-pasteurized/un-treated juices are authorized for sale at kiosks or concessionaires when produced on-site.

12. Worldwide Directory listing for natural and artificial cream or fruit filled piecrusts, cakes, and cookies is not required if the finished item will not support pathogenic microbial growth.

13. Establishments producing finished products containing less than 3 percent by weight components of animal origin may be exempted from Worldwide Directory listing by the command publishing this Worldwide Directory, unless otherwise specified. The 3 percent rule does not apply to ruminant products originating from countries with BSE outbreaks. In this case, a zero tolerance level applies.

14. Unless the product is packaged and put through a retort process.

15. The definition of "composite food package" is any outer package which clearly identifies the product as being for use or consumption by US Armed Forces personnel. Food items that meet one or both of the below criteria must be Worldwide Directory listed.
1) The packaging or labeling identifies the item as being furnished to U.S. Armed Forces Personnel.
2) The item is manufactured specifically for U.S. Armed Forces personnel (i.e. - a unique formulation), although the packaging or labeling may not implicitly state as such.

16. Listing is not required if produced in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico.

17. Sandwiches and wraps containing Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) ingredients as defined in the FDA Food Code (latest version), in a frozen or chilled state.