FDA inspections have stopped, thanks to the government shutdown
The Center for Science in the Public Interest described the reductions as “unacceptable.”
As you probably recall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is part of the U.S. federal government. And as you probably also know, part of the U.S. federal government is shut down. That means the inspectors who work for the FDA have been furloughed, making it much harder for them to inspect the 80% of the nation’s food supply that they oversee.