Los Angeles Business Journal

Risk to Food Safety Seen in Furloughs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The partial government shutdown is endangering what America eats, food safety experts said this week, as all inspections of domestic food except meat and poultry have halted, the New York Times reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to recall furloughed workers to handle a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds of people in 18 states.