Tag: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

D-SNAP Emergency Food Stamps Won’t Happen Without Presidential Disaster Declaration

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) has not been implemented in the territory. There is no Presidential Disaster Declaration at this time. Households with reduced or terminated income may apply for benefits through the normal DHS SNAP offices located throughout the territory. Check our […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Supermarkets Among Retailers That Sold Recalled Tyson Chicken Strips

WASHINGTON — The USDA has identified three major supermarket chains, including some in the territory, that received part of more than 11 million pounds of recalled Tyson chicken strips. Eleven brands and several flavors are involved.  Three people have reported injuries from metal pieces in the products. To view all of the products included in […]

Metal Found In Food Sold To Puerto Rico Schools For The Second Time In A Week

SAN JUAN — About 4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef was recalled after a school in Puerto Rico found metal in a chub of the meat. If Procesadora La Hacienda’s not-food-in-your-food recall sounds familiar, it’s because Productos La Aguadillana recalled nearly 18 tons of breaded chicken breasts after two schools found metal in the chicken […]

RECALL ALERT! 18 Tons of Chicken Patties Recalled From Puerto Rico Schools For ‘Pieces of Metal’

SAN JUAN — About 35,870 pounds, or 17.9 tons, of breaded chicken patties that went to schools in Puerto Rico have been recalled because they might have pieces of metal. The not-food-in-your-food recall was announced Thursday after a school complained Monday to manufacturer Productos La Aguadillana about metal in the chicken. The USDA’s recall notice […]

USDA Award To Virgin Islands Government Shrinks By $20K Under Mapp Administration

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the Virgin Islands Human Services Department a “performance bonus” for significantly improving its distribution and enforcement of benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in 2017. The USDA award for the Virgin Islands government was $190,000 in 2016 — $20,000 more than the current total. […]

FEMA Will Give You Up To $1,600 In Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) If You Have Children … Even If You Never Got Food Stamps Before … APPLY NOW!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — More than two months after Hurricane Irma rattled St. Thomas and St. John to the core, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said it wants to help YOU! People the Virgin Islands Free Press exit interviewed told us that for a family of one adult and two to four children, the average payout […]

MAPP: ‘It Was My Idea All Along That The Territory Should Get D-SNAP Disaster Food Stamps’

“I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ FOOD STAMPS:” “And neither should you,” Gov. Kenneth Mapp told the people of the territory … but ultimately relented when $23 million in D-SNAP became available. CHRISTIANSTED — An estimated $23 million has been approved for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). Gov. Kenneth Mapp made the announcement on Friday […]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Institutes D-SNAP Disaster Food Stamps In The Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Agriculture Department implemented USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) in the Virgin Islands, making a range of households recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria eligible for benefits, according to Secretary Sonny Perdue. Households that may not normally be eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-SNAP – if they […]