January 10, 2019
The partial federal government shutdown could end any day or continue for some time. Although the USDA is primarily shut down, several USDA functions that are important to the egg industry do continue.
However, some important activities are at a standstill. These include:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had suspended routine food facility inspections. However, concerns about food safety may prompt the agency to recall some furloughed employees to carry out these inspections.
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