It’s Reagan and ketchup all over again.
Canned spray cheese, beef jerky, and pimiento-stuffed olives would count as staple foods under the Trump administration’s proposed rule for the federal food-stamp program.
The rule reportedly revises the program’s “minimum stocking requirements” for food staples, which stores are required to meet in order to accept the food-stamp benefits.
The Federal Register notice states “canned spray cheese sauce” would count as a dairy staple, lemon juice and “jarred pimiento-stuffed olives” as fruit and vegetables staples, and “beef jerky” as a meat staple.
“You don’t have to have a nutrition degree to know that canned spray cheese sauce is not a staple food.” https://t.co/xOgYdFm3av
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 30, 2019
The new rule would see “canned spray cheese sauce” count as dairy; “beef jerky” as meat poultry or fish; and “jarred pimiento-stuffed olives” as fruit and vegetables. https://t.co/fnSQQlytZ4
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 30, 2019