Tuesday, April 23, 2024

USDA continues food safety efforts through government shutdown

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Some services and reports are on hold

By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times staff

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

WASHINGTON — Agricultural departments are assessing how the partial federal government shutdown, which has been ongoing since Dec. 22, will affect services and how the departments will move forward if the shutdown ends and if it continues.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue notes that the USDA will continue its role in keeping food safe.

“There may be a lapse in funding for the federal government, but that will not relieve USDA of its responsibilities for safeguarding life and property through. . .

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