Lobsters not allowed to be purchased with food stamps?

An alert reader has just responded to this story about EBT cards and lobster.  Via Facebook, the reader shared the USDA guidelines for benefit use. Apparently live lobsters may not be eligible for the SNAP (food stamp) program.  According to the eligibility page for the program, live animals may not be purchased with SNAP dollars.

Live Animals

Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits.

Maybe someone can tell Shaw’s.

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