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Government Shutdown Risks U.S. Food Supply

by DailyTicker 3:38 mins

Government Shutdown Risks U.S. Food Supply

by DailyTicker 3:38 mins

Foodborne illness is no joke. It kills 3,000 Americans each year and hospitalizes another 130,000- in 2011 it cost the economy $7.7 billion. And that was with a functioning FDA. The Federal Government shutdown has deemed most of the Food and Drug Administration, who handle about 80% of U.S. food inspection, as “non-essential.”

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