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Triple Pundit Reports on What the Government Shutdown Means for Your Food

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1/10/19: The government shutdown initiated by a budget fight over Trump’s border wall has entered its third week. Triple Pundit published an article today detailing how the shutdown may affect routine FDA inspections.

“With hundreds of investigators on unpaid leave, the Food and Drug Administration has suspended routine inspections of U.S. food-processing facilities, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

…FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he hopes to have some inspectors back on the job next week to visit facilities considered “high-risk”—think: those processing soft cheeses, seafood and fresh vegetables. “We are doing what we can to mitigate any risk to consumers through the shutdown,” he told the Post.

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