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Regulation of Retailers Authorized To Accept Food Stamps Should Be Strengthened
CED-78-183: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes and regulates retailers who participate in its food stamp program. Approximately 270,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps. In fiscal 1977, $8 billion worth of stamps were redeemed by 17 million participants.Criteria for authorization of retailers are unclear, and authorize such firms as pastry shops, gas sta...
Future of the National Nutrition Intelligence System
CED-79-5: Published: Nov 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1978.
The United States does not have a unified or coordinated nutrition intelligence system, but both the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have programs which provide some of this information. With limitations, the existing programs provide: (1) periodic national population surveys to assess and monitor the dietary and nutritional status of the...
Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources
CED-78-37: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
This publication contains over 500 citations and abstracts of food-related documents. Topics covered include: domestic feeding programs, food and safety quality, nutrition, food production resources, farm marketing and distribution, price supports, food aid, trade policy, population control, and food policy. The appendices include: selected congressional committee prints, pertinent references from...
Food Stamp Work Requirements: Ineffective Paperwork or Effective Tool?
CED-78-60: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
Since 1971, able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and are not exempted by law have been required to register for and accept employment. These requirements were intended to affect the program in two ways: by finding recipients jobs so that they would no longer need assistance and by denying stamps to those who are able but unwilling to work.The food stamp program's work registration requiremen...
Problems With the Emergency Food Stamp Program
105629: Mar 31, 1978
One of the harshest winters in recent history and other disaster situations resulted in the distribution of nearly $43 million of emergency food stamp benefits in fiscal year 1977. Program abuses were attributable largely to serious problems in program administration pointing out the need for better program guidance by the Food and Nutrition Service and better planning and control by State and loc...
The Food Stamp Program: Overissued Benefits Not Recovered and Fraud Not Punished
CED-77-112: Published: Jul 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1977.
The Government is losing over half a billion dollars annually because of overissued food stamp benefits caused by errors, misrepresentation, and suspected fraud by recipients and by errors of local food stamp offices.For every $100 of the more than $5 billion annual benefits issued nationally, overissuances account for about $12; only about 12 cents of that $12 have been recovered. The eight local...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1973 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-77-39: Published: Mar 3, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1977.
There were 22 GAO reports issued on farm and commodity topics since 1973, including export and import regulation of grains, sugar and dairy products; the Commodity Credit Corporation; commodity shortages, distribution, and forecasting; protection from pesticide hazards; agricultural research; bee keeping indemnity payment program; and meat marketing, inspection and bacteria control. The disaster a...
Controls Over Food Stamp and Welfare Programs
FGMSD-76-36: Published: Apr 7, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1976.
No summary is currently available...