FDA could cut food safety inspections by 18 percent

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The Food and Drug Administration will have to slash food safety inspections by nearly 20 percent if sequestration budget cuts kick in, the agency says.

According to Federal Times, the FDA is facing $209 million worth of budget cuts, meaning that it will have to cut about 2,100 inspections from its schedule.

Federal Times says that even before the looming cuts, food inspectors were only able to look at less than 2 percent of food imports.


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