Resource | Policy Memos | 2018-06
Retailer Sanctions – Debarment of Disqualified Firms

This policy memorandum provides guidance regarding the criteria for initiating government-wide debarment actions against retail firms that have been disqualified from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This memorandum also addresses what actions FNS should take if an authorized or applying retail firm or any of its owners are found to have been debarred from non-procurement programs and activities by another federal agency in accordance with the Office of Management and Budget guidelines as found in 2 CFR Parts 180 and 417.

Resource | Policy Memos
Retailer Eligibility-Accessory Foods in Store Eligibility Determinations

This memorandum clarifies policy related to implementation of the final rule, “Enhancing Retailer Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,” which amended the definition of “staple food” in SNAP regulations, at 7 CFR § 271.2. Specifically, this memorandum clarifies foods considered “accessory foods,” which do not count as staple foods for purposes of determining the eligibility of any firm.