U.S. food inspections are hit by government shutdown

10/3/2013 | FoodNavigator · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

The U.S. Agriculture Department is continuing its inspections of meat, poultry and eggs amid the government shutdown, but the FDA has stopped most routine food inspections. The CDC, which tracks foodborne illness, is operating with 32% of its staff, and the FDA is at staffed at 55%, with many workers remaining in nonfood areas often funded by industry user fees.

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FoodNavigator · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

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