Local fish mart challenges SNAP disqualification

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Francy’s Fish Mart sells specialty items but was disqualified from the Food Stamp program.

Guam – A local fish mart is challenging the USDA’s decision to shut them down for food stamp violations.

Francy’s fish mart was permanently disqualified from the food stamp program after an inspection last year revealed that the large and repeated transactions did not support the store’s operations and size.

Specifically, the inspection report noted that the store is small with only one cash register and the items sold did not justify purchases for large transactions.

However, Francy’s is challenging the decision in federal court, noting that the SNAP purchases identified in the report were legitimate purchases from customers who buy in bulk.

Francy’s also sells specialty items, such as fresh fish, lobster and local reef fish.