FOIA Advisor

Q&A: Snap out of it

Q&A (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  Why would I be contacted by the USDA letting me know that info has been requested regarding my Food and Nutrition Services sales for my store and will be released to the general public?  I'm dumbfounded.

A.  In November 2016, a federal court ruled that USDA was required under FOIA to release the annual sales amounts that retailers earn by participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Here is one of several news articles that summarizes the court's decision.