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Government shutdown curtails FDA food safety inspections

Melanie Wong | Jan 9, 201901:21 PM     3

" . . . FDA inspectors are not looking for salmonella in breakfast cereal, E. coli in romaine lettuce, or listeria in ice cream. Companies can still make their own checks, of course, and the FDA is still announcing those recalls.

Foreign food inspections are also continuing, almost as normal, because they’re considered so important. But the FDA has virtually stopped inspecting domestic food production facilities, which could mean threats to the public are going undetected . . . "

Government Shutdown Stops Fda Food Safety Inspections

"There are important things we are not doing," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says.

www.nbcnews.com
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