FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Turns out using the claw to snag lobsters from a tank doesn’t wash in one Massachusetts town.

The Board of Health in Framingham ordered a restaurant to remove a live lobster vending machine that works like popular arcade games where players maneuver a joystick-controlled claw to try to grab prizes.

The owner of Angry Ham’s Garage told the MetroWest Daily News that customers loved the chance to claw up a lobster. But health inspectors said the “Maine Lobster Game” doesn’t meet the food code.

Distributor John Whelden said the machines are all over the U.S., and meet federal safety standards. He said the 60-gallon tanks have a filtration system and ultraviolet lights to kill bacteria.