Stocking Requirements for SNAP Retailers: DAIRY
SNAP retailers are required to keep certain staple food items in stock at all times. Be sure to meet the stocking requirements BEFORE applying for SNAP authorization. Items must always be available. If they are not, your store could lose authorization for six months before you can apply again. For more information, visit the store eligibility requirements site.
If you have questions, please contact the Food and Nutrition Service, SNAP, at RPMDHQ-Web@fns.usda.gov.
Under Criterion A, retailers must stock at least three varieties and three units of each staple food.
Staple Food Categories
A Minimum of 36 Total Items Required
|* A variety in 2 of the staple food categories must be perishable.
|Meets dairy requirement
(no refrigeration needed)
Eggs do not count as dairy. "Accessory foods" such as ice cream and whipped cream do not count as dairy staple foods.