No matter which side you blame for it, the government is officially closed.
I’m certainly not here to point the finger at anyone. You four faithful readers don’t read my once a “whenever-the-mood-strikes-me” posts for political commentary.
However, I’m always happy to tell you about your food, and being picky about what you’re eating. And the long and short of it is, you should really be picky right now.
With the shutdown, the US Food and Drug Administration has furloughed their food safety inspectors, who are responsible for inspecting 80% of our nation’s food supply. And what does this mean?
The furlough means more than 90% of the foreign seafood Americans eat is coming through unchecked, as well as half the fruit and one-fifth of the vegetables.
In the meantime, be careful out there!