On January 11, 2019, Claudia Lewis was quoted in Law360 on how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to resume inspections of high-risk foods as the federal government shutdown remains intractable, forcing the agency to organize thinned resources to monitor food safety risks amid concerns that problems would go undetected.
If the shutdown continues to drag on, FDA staff may start looking for other employment too, Ms. Lewis said.
“There’s a lot of people on hold right now that have a really high level of knowledge and skill set and education,” Lewis added.
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