Commercial Item Descriptions (CIDs) are product descriptions that concisely describe the most important characteristics of a commercial product. CIDs are official U.S. Government procurement documents that are:
Click on a category below to bring up links to CIDs in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you are having trouble locating a particular document, you might find it under “Dietary Foods and Food Specialty Preparation
For information on how to use CIDs go to: How to Use Commercial Item Descriptions
An official request to develop or revise a Commercial Item Description should be in writing and sent to the Specialty Crops Inspection Division using the contact information provided below.