Are You Really Going to Eat That?
Many of the FDA's food safety inspectors have been furloughed, according to an agency memo. That means "routine establishment inspections… monitoring of imports… [and] and the majority of the laboratory research necessary to inform [the] public," has stopped, according to the Food and Drug Administration. According to one report, 90 percent of all shrimp sold in the U.S. is imported from overseas. The FDA will continue inspections at US ports, but will not send inspectors abroad.