Communication with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Joseph Malochee filed this request with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States of America.
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From: Joseph Malochee

Dear USDA Foreign Agricultural 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 Foreign Agricultural 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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You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

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>

Stay Connected with USDA:
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You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

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 all future correspondence regarding this request to: requests@muckrock.com

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.

Thank you for your help.

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.

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

From: USDAFOIA - OCIO

Good Morning MuckRock,

Please see below response from FAS FOIA Officer. Your request is currently still being processed.

Should you have any additional questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact FAS directly.

Thank you, and have a great weekend!
On behalf of the USDA Department FOIA Service Center
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You may now submit FOIA request(s) online to any USDA FOIA office using the USDA online web portal, Public Access Link (PAL). You may access PAL at https://efoia-pal.usda.gov/palMain.aspx. After you register and establish your password you will be able to (1) submit, (2) check the status of your FOIA, and (3) download our responses to your FOIA(s).

From: Foster, Rochelle - FAS

Dear Mr. Malochee:

The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) sincerely apologizes for the delay. However, we have been making an earnest and diligent effort to process your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

After careful review of your FOIA request, the FAS determined that your request is too broad in scope or did not specifically identify the records which you are seeking. Where possible, a requester should supply specific information regarding dates, titles, names of individuals, names of offices, and name of agencies or organizations that may help identify the records.

The FAS searched the Electronic Correspondence Management Module (ECMM) for responsive records, which contains incoming correspondence from public, private, or political inquiries. In order to ensure the proper response to your request, please provide any names that may have been in receipt of communications with these companies. If your response is not received within 5 business days, then I will provide the records we have already prepared.

Kind Regards,

Rochelle Foster
FAS FOIA Officer
Public Affairs & Executive Correspondence
Foreign Agricultural Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 720-2936
Fax: (202) 720-1727

From: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Foster, Rochelle - FAS

Dear Mr. Malochee:

Please see the attached.

Kind Regards,

Rochelle Foster
FAS FOIA Officer
Public Affairs & Executive Correspondence
Foreign Agricultural Service
United States Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 720-2936
Fax: (202) 720-1727

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