Issuance and Electronic Benefits Transfer Provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 – Questions and Answers

SNAP Retailers // These questions and answers serve as formal guidance for use by FNS Regional Offices, State agencies, and affected stakeholders as they implement these provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014. Additional questions and answers pertaining to the retailer provisions are forthcoming. Thank you for your patience. If further questions arise related to…

Farm Bill Updates Affect Retailers Participating in SNAP

Participating retailers will no longer be offered free Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment, supplies and related services. The Farm Bill, signed into law on February 7, 2014, imposes additional obligations on retailers that redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, including new technological mandates and depth-of-stock requirements.  In addition to those obligations, under the new…

Center for Tobacco Products outlines thoughts on developing standards for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products

Recently, Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), outlined CTP’s vision for the regulation of tobacco products in the United States. While Zeller’s remarks did not contain any significant new information, they did shed some light on his thinking regarding e-cigarettes. Specifically, Zeller acknowledged…