As the rate of food bank usage has increased in recent years so has the military commissaries’ support of these institutions. Over a six-year period, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) has donated more than 21 million pounds of edible but unsellable food to local food banks – most recently 4.1 million pounds in 2020.
The Department of Defense is initiating a recall on one size of Blue Bell Banana Nut Ice Cream due to nonconforming laboratory results for coliform bacteria during sample testing, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 27.
Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) continues to be sure of how it accounts for its funding after independent auditors gave the agency an unmodified opinion for its fiscal 2020 financial statements.
Folks can tell military members and their families “thank you for your service,” but commissaries are showing it every day through significant savings, especially in May during Military Appreciation Month.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling select Vitafusion vitamin products because they may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically pieces of metallic mesh material according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 20.
Blount Fine Foods is voluntarily recalling one lot, approximately 2,987 cases, of their Panera at Home Lobster Bisque because it may contain egg, an undeclared allergen, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent April 15.
Earth Day, April 22, may be celebrated once a year, but the Defense Commissary Agency’s efforts to employ sustainable work practices and recycle and divert waste from landfills is a year-round job.
Commissary patrons stateside can stock up on their favorite items at significant savings during the Defense Commissary Agency’s Military Appreciation Month Sidewalk Sale event in May.
The Defense Commissary Agency hosted several virtual focus groups March 8-9 that centered on young, single, enlisted service members living in the barracks, seeking their opinions and knowledge of their commissary benefit as well as their shopping habits.
Colorful fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other key compounds that help our bodies to function properly, facilitate the development of a strong immune system, and lower the risk of illness from immediate and chronic disease. While shopping the commissary, customers are encouraged to fill their baskets with each of the colors of fruits and vegetables from the fresh, frozen or canned sections of the store to help them get the nutrients they need.
Sabra Dipping Company is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,100 cases of their Classic Hummus because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella, which was discovered during an FDA routine screen of a single tub, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sen
The Defense Commissary Agency’s mission is to deliver a benefit to help service members and their families save money. So it’s only fitting that commissaries echo the message of financial management during Military Saves Month in April.
Springtime, children and fun go together like savings and military commissaries as the Defense Commissary Agency takes the wraps off its April sales promotions.
As the Defense Commissary Agency honors the service and sacrifice of Vietnam War-era veterans and their families, the agency also reflects on the commissaries that provided the benefit overseas in that war zone.
Bobo’s is voluntarily recalling their Maple Pecan Oat Bars because they may contain peanuts, an undeclared allergen, according to a recall notice from the Defense Commissary Agency’s food safety office sent March 24.