Communication with USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Joseph Malochee filed this request with the Department of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences - FNCS of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking #

2015-FNS-03627-F

Est. Completion None
Status
Withdrawn

Communications

From: Joseph Malochee

Dear USDA Food and Nutrition Service,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communication between (to/from) the following companies, including their subsidiaries, and the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service between January 1, 2007 and the date upon which you complete the request:

1. Nestlé
2. Monsanto
3. Syngenta
4. Walmart a.k.a. Wal-Mart
5. Yum!
6. Carrefour
7. McDonald's
8. PepsiCo
9. Bunge
10. Cargill

In this request, communication includes but is not limited to emails, faxes, letters, text messages and instant messages. I am happy to help identify more specific search terms, in addition to the names of the companies , so please don't hesitate to contact me regarding the scope of this request if needed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Malochee
Data Coordinator
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
University of California, Berkeley
202-286-3582

From: Barnes, Marqui - OCIO

Good Morning Mr. Malochee,

Please see the attached correspondence pertaining to your recent FOIA requests to the USDA Department FOIA Service Center.

Should you have any questions regarding the letter, please feel free to contact me.

Regards,

Marqui

(Ms.) Marqui Q. Barnes
FOIA Service Center
Policy, E-Government, and Fair Information Practices (PE&F)
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
(202) 694-1802 (direct)
Marqui.Barnes@ocio.usda.gov<mailto:Marqui.Barnes@ocio.usda.gov>

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From: Weatherly, Jennifer

Please see attached correspondence and respond.

From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

The FOIA request copied below has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be appreciated.

Thank you.
______________________

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communication between (to/from) the following companies, including their subsidiaries, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration between January 1, 2007 and the date upon which you complete the request:

1. Nestlé
2. Monsanto
3. Syngenta
4. Walmart a.k.a. Wal-Mart
5. Yum!
6. Carrefour
7. McDonald's
8. PepsiCo
9. Bunge
10. Cargill

In this request, communication includes but is not limited to emails, faxes, letters, text messages and instant messages. I am happy to help identify more specific search terms, in addition to the names of the companies , so please don't hesitate to contact me regarding the scope of this request if needed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joseph Malochee
Data Coordinator
202-286-3582
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
University of California, Berkeley
460 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2330

From: MuckRock

Please send future correspondence regarding this request to requests@muckrock.com.

Thank you.

From: Flavin, Jennifer M. - FNS

Hello,

In order for me to process your FOIA request I will need the following information from you.

First and Last Name
Mailing Address
Contact Phone Number

Sincerely,
Jennifer Flavin
Information Management Office
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
(703) 305-2155
Jennifer.Flavin@fns.usda.gov

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Flavin,

First and Last Name:
Joseph Malochee

Mailing Address:
DEPT MR 17746
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205

Contact Phone Number:
202-286-3582

Thank you.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2015-FNS-03627-F.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Flavin, Jennifer M. - FNS

Hello Mr. Malochee,

Please email Jennifer Weatherly at FOIA@fns.usda.gov<mailto:FOIA@fns.usda.gov> for information pertaining to your FOIA request. Jennifer is our FOIA Officer and can answer any questions you may have, and please let me know if you need further assistance.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Flavin
Information Management Office
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
(703) 305-2155
Jennifer.Flavin@fns.usda.gov

From: Joseph Malochee

Hello - I was directed to contact you regarding FOIA request # 2015-FNS-03627-F. Could you please advise as to its status?

From: FOIA - FNS

Mr. Malochee,
We sent the attached letter to you on 5/21/15. As of today, your request is on hold pending clarification. To assist with our search, we need to know the topic of the records you are seeking and also the program in which the records might be found. Example of FNS’s programs are SNAP, Child Nutrition, WIC. Please respond by 9/22/15 if you are still interested in pursuing this request.

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Jennifer Weatherly
FNS FOIA and Privacy Act Officer
Information Management Office
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
(703) 605-0773
jennifer.weatherly@fns.usda.gov<mailto:jennifer.weatherly@fns.usda.gov>

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