Routine inspections of riskier foods will resume as early as Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
There was a brief halt in inspections of foods such as produce, infant formula and cheeses due to the partial government shutdown, the Associated Press reported.
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The FDA is bringing back about 150 unpaid employees for the inspections of riskier foods, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday.
Such foods account for about one-third of the FDA's approximately 8,400 routine inspections of packaged foods and produce a year. Inspections of meat, poultry and processed eggs are handled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and have continued during the shutdown, AP reported.
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