PBS NewsHour

Is the government shutdown making American food unsafe?

Clip: 01/11/2019 | 5m 52s Video has closed captioning.

Due to the shutdown, the Food and Drug Administration has stopped safety inspections of foods such as fruits, vegetables and seafood, while inspectors overseeing meat and poultry production remain on the job without pay. What does this reduced monitoring mean for the safety of our nation's food supply? Sarah Sorscher of the Center for Science in the Public Interest joins Amna Nawaz to discuss.

Aired: 01/11/19

Rating: NR

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