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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0070

SNAP – Updated Federal Trafficking Definition

In February, 2013, FNS published final regulations revising the definition of trafficking. It subsequently came to our attention that some states were not clear that upon its effective date, federal law takes precedence and states were expected to implement the new federal trafficking definition.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

FNS is issuing a final rule to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made by the household with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0049

Letter to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook Inc.

Sale or offer to sell SNAP benefits on Facebook.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0047

Letter to Mr. Buckmaster, CEO, Craiglist

This letter is to follow-up on our earlier correspondence, dated Aug. 17, 2011, in which we requested that Craigslist post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations at 7 CFR 274.6 to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0023

Letter to Mr. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter Inc.

Request for assistance on the sale or offer to sell of SNAP benefits in public and online.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0048

Letter to Mr. John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc.

This letter is to follow-up on conversations the USDA Office of General Counsel had with your legal team in 2010, in which we requested that eBay post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.