7 CFR 250.23 - Buy American.
(a) Purchase requirements. When purchasing food products with Federal funds, whenever possible, recipient agencies shall purchase only food products that are produced in the United States (U.S.). Food products produced in the U.S. means:
(1) An unmanufactured food product produced in the U.S.; or
(2) A food product manufactured in the U.S. primarily using food grown in the U.S.
(b) Exceptions. The purchase requirements described in paragraph (a) of this section shall not apply in instances when the recipient agency determines: (1) Recipients have unusual or ethnic food preferences which can only be met through purchases of products not produced in the U.S.; (2) the product is not produced or manufactured in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities of a satisfactory quality; (3) the cost of U.S. produced food products is significantly higher than foreign products, or (4) the recipient agency is located in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.