FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the government shutdown has led the agency to halt inspections of domestic food-processing facilities.
The FDA oversees the inspection of 80% of the U.S. food supply.
Gottlieb is working to bring back enough furloughed inspectors into high-risk facilities to prevent an increase in food-borne illnesses.
Will you be more choosy when you grocery shop while the FDA’s inspectors have been furloughed?
Should the U.S. government be held responsible for any deaths that result from the FDA’s inability to inspect the nation’s food supply?