The Food & Drug Administration is working on a new proposal that would allow food manufacturers to reduce the price of food products by more than 10%.
The agency is proposing a new rule that would permit manufacturers to use “bulk discount” methods to increase the cost of certain foodstamps, including SNAP.
The agency has received a record number of submissions from food and drug companies to its website.
It has received over 200,000 submissions.
The proposed rule would allow manufacturers to lower the cost to the consumer by 5%, to a maximum of 10%.
The rule would apply to the following foodstamp categories: SNAP, TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, food stamps, and WIC.
SNAP prices would be lowered by an amount based on a manufacturer’s percentage of their product’s wholesale cost.
The manufacturer would then have to pay for the difference with a portion of the reduced retail price.
The proposed rule was originally proposed in 2017.
A version that would have allowed SNAP and TANf to be lowered to 5% by 2020 was released earlier this year.
It would also have required food manufacturers in certain states to offer reduced SNAP prices.
This version of the rule was later removed from the website.
The new rule would not apply to SNAP benefits.
It does not affect the ability of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide food assistance to people in low-income households or those with disabilities.
The rule would also not apply if food manufacturers are not using bulk discount methods.
The FDA is also working on changes to SNAP rules to allow the government to subsidize the cost for SNAP programs.
The department’s proposal is expected to be released in the fall of 2018.