The shutdown, now in its 19th day, is the President's response to not yet receiving Democratic approval for funding a wall along the U.S./Mexico border.
Scott Gottlieb, the head of the agency, said in a series of tweets that the FDA would normally inspect about 160 domestic manufacturing and food processing plants each week, about a third of which are associated with high-risk foods (like seafood, soft cheeses, and fresh fruits and vegetables).
The agency is still conducting inspections of foreign food coming into the country but under its shutdown contingency plan regular inspections of domestic facilities are suspended, raising concerns that Americans could be at higher risk for outbreaks of foodborne pathogens.
"A total waste of time", the president declared of the meeting afterward. While those workers still wouldn't be paid until after the shutdown ends, Gottlieb said he was setting up an agency travel account to help those inspectors keep large balances off their personal credit cards. That led to far fewer federal inspections on domestic food.
Person decapitated by helicopter at Tampa Bay Airport, reports say
Two men were using a power cart to jumpstart a helicopter when it began acting erratically - moving up and then down. Alfred Bonati of the Bonati Spine Institute in Hudson, who was at the site when the tragic incident occurred.
"That's more and more issues they're potentially not catching", she said. "All our work is important, but only some of our work is permitted to continue during a lapse in funding".
One sign of FDA enforcement are the warning letters sent if problems are found during inspections.
Its regulation of new medical products could be affected as well.
The Department of Agriculture has said its inspections of meat, poultry and processed eggs will continue, and that 89 percent of its food safety employees are still working.
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Asked if he thought special counsel Robert Mueller's final report should be made public, Trump said: "We'll have to see". Trump has long denied any wrongdoing during the campaign and has labeled Mueller's probe a "phony witch hunt".
"It's not business as usual, and we are not doing all the things we would do under normal circumstances".
"We are doing what we can to mitigate any risk to consumers through the shutdown", Gottlieb told the paper.
Gottlieb said on January 5 that the agency has enough left over funds to keep reviewing drugs and other medical products for about a month. They expect to restart some of those inspections next week.
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Furthermore, doctors have determined that Justice Ginsburg has no remaining signs of cancer. Ginsburg, the eldest justice on the court, will turn 86 in March.