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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The agency said it's working to bring back about 150 employees to inspect riskier foods such as cheese, infant formula and produce. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency can't make the case that "a routine inspection of a Nabisco cracker facility" is necessary during the shutdown, however.

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Trump owns food poisoning now. We should relabel it "Trump poisoning."

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 08:50 AM | Reply

Strange but when I worked in a food processing plant, I never saw an inspector once. But the idea of tainted food leaving the facility was a guarantee that the place we worked would be sued into oblivion. We spent a lions share of the labor in the place ensuring that didn't happen. I washed down lines with a steam cleaner every day. We made chili, that meant raw meat, tomatoes, and lots of spice. If a bug could survive being cooked at 270 degrees for 40 minutes in the can, we never found one. Hundreds of places produce packaged food, it isn't the FDA they fear, it is lawsuits. As I remember the last food contamination stories that hit the news was for peanut butter, raw chicken and grown beef. These are not cooked and all are easily contaminated. It is like someone working on your breaks, eventually you have to trust in the odds. The FDA will not protect you. Like any law enforcement agency, they have no responsibility to protect you and you have no recourse if they fail in their mission.

#2 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-01-10 09:49 AM | Reply

who needs food when you have a sock full of coal, a gun, and years of postcards to do your taxes on

---- mustang

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-01-10 09:57 AM | Reply

I worked as a blending technician at Tulkoff's processing plant for 6 glorious months. We made dressings and sauces for salads and meats. During that short time, I saw several inspectors come in, but they weren't FDA-- they were state-based and apparently contracted out by the FDA.

It was a second shift temp job for a summer during college. It was great. I consumed so much free horseradish sauce that I can still taste it to this day.

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-10 10:10 AM | Reply

You're slipping, Rein. You didn't work "Feral" into the headline.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-10 10:16 AM | Reply

This is the #PolesiShutDown. She voted last year to give Jordan $500,000,000 to build a wall about 300 miles long to keep Iraqi Jihadists out and $3,000,000 for fences in Texas!!! #BuildTheWall Nancy!

#6 | Posted by P_Publius at 2019-01-10 10:22 AM | Reply

from the article: "the agency can't make the case that a routine inspection of a Nabisco cracker facility is necessary"

Do they also inspect the Republican Party? I can think of any other facility in America that produces so many tainted crackers.

#7 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-10 10:25 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"She voted last year to give Jordan $500,000,000 to build a wall about 300 miles long to keep Iraqi Jihadists out"

The bill was actually to fund ongoing security for Israel under the guise of protecting Jordan, which is essentially an Israeli buffer state. A specific earmark for a border wall was not mentioned in the text, so this claim is nothing more than another way to get the idiots that support Trump's knickers in a twist.

I agree though-- too much money is given for Israel's security. When will Republicans end funding for Israel's defense to focus on their wall on the Mexican border? Are you all for that?

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-01-10 10:34 AM | Reply

Every American should remember that every time we give Israel money we are subsidizing their national healthcare plan that the same Republicans claim we can't afford for ourselves.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 11:20 AM | Reply

We survived Obama's shutdown just fine. We've survived every shutdown just fine. Chicken Little is alive with Drudge.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2019-01-10 11:40 AM | Reply

The FDA will not protect you. Like any law enforcement agency, they have no responsibility to protect you and you have no recourse if they fail in their mission.

#2 | POSTED BY DOCNJ

The FDA issued 385 recalls in 2018, that's more than 1 per day. Explain to you again how the FDA doesn't protect anyone.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-01-10 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We've survived every shutdown just fine.

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2019-01-10 11:40 AM | Reply

You mean you've survived. Here's hoping for a Trump-induced financial ---- storm that will bite even your sorry ass.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-10 12:24 PM | Reply

"The FDA will not protect you. Like any law enforcement agency, they have no responsibility to protect you and you have no recourse if they fail in their mission."

Insulting the good people who work at the FDA doesn't make a good argument for you, just makes you look like an angry jerk. But then, most of us here already know that.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-10 12:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Hey, what's a few hundred million a week in lost government productivity alone?"

-"Fiscal" Conservatives

#14 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-10 12:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This is the #PolesiShutDown.

#6 | Posted by P_Publius

Trump said the shutdown was his decision and he wouldnt blame anyone else. Are you calling him a liar?

#15 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-10 01:22 PM | Reply

We survived Obama's shutdown just fine. We've survived every shutdown just fine. Chicken Little is alive with Drudge.

#10 | Posted by humtake

Conservatism on display: If it wasn't a problem for ME, then it wasn't a problem for anyone.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-10 01:22 PM | Reply

We don't need to regulate food safety. The Invisible hand of the market makes us impervious to e-coli and salmonella.

#17 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-01-10 02:29 PM | Reply

Nullifians Please!

This is a NATIONAL EMRGY!!!!

Stop being babies. Tell grandma to shut the hell up. Tell the kids to suck it up.

Tell the cat to catch a mouse. Give the dog a bone.

Make "Adjustments"!

Like you always do.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-10 02:54 PM | Reply

I don't blame Trump for digging in his heels. Remember "Read my lips, no new taxes". What the real problem is congress has not had a budget in more than a decade. No one wants to make any priority or consider any cuts. We have operated on "continuing resolutions" for too long.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-01-10 04:24 PM | Reply

"I don't blame Trump for digging in his heels."

Enjoy food poisoning and government waste.

#20 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2019-01-10 04:27 PM | Reply

I have been on this earth for 53 years. I have never been directly affected negatively by a muslim terrorist or by an undocumented immigrant, even when I lived 12 miles from the Mexico Border for 17 years. Everything bad that ever happened to me as the result of someone elses action was from the actions of Native born Americans. I refuse to participate in a false crisis over immigrants when we have a bonafide criminal in the White House. If you want to pretend you have any respect for our nation and law and order you will start by removing your criminal leadership.

#21 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-01-10 04:30 PM | Reply

Remember "Read my lips, no new taxes".

I remember it very well. I was here. When Bush said it it was not a lie. Bush really did not want to raise taxes. Bush really believed we did not-have to raise taxes. But, When Bush got into office and was faced with the REALITY of the Office he realized he would have to break his campaign promise AND raise taxes. So instead of continuing to lie HE as Leader of the Nation, HE made the necessary adjustments and HE took the heat like a Man.

HE did not expect People, who had nothing to do with his "promises", to shoulder the pain AND suffer for HIS MISTAKE. And then even try to tell them it was for their own good and that they liked it and supported it.

In other, words that was a great example of what a leader with Honor and Integrity would do. Suck it up and take the punch to his own nose.

He would not deflect his pain and suffering onto innocent bystanders.

Trump, on the other hand, is a perfect example of what a Leader of the Most Powerful Nation on Earth should NOT do.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-10 06:31 PM | Reply

"Bush really did not want to raise taxes. Bush really believed we did not-have to raise taxes."

I thought it was mostly his Operation Give My Dumbest Son A Reason To Invade Iraq that necessitated the tax hike.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-10 06:34 PM | Reply

"He would not deflect his pain and suffering onto innocent bystanders."

Indeed.

That would be so unlike the head of the CIA!

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-10 06:40 PM | Reply

I think it was because he saw the actual size of the federal budget deficit and freaked out.

"Dumbest Son" invented a reason later. Daddy Bush told him not to do that.

Dads should know by now to NOT do that to their kids. Never tell them what they cannot do.

Especially to your "Dumbest Son".

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-10 06:42 PM | Reply

Don't get me wrong. I did not really like or support Bush senior (or junior).

Yes I know he was CIA.

But, he was an honorable President compared to Trump.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-10 06:47 PM | Reply

#26 Nixon was an honorable president compared to Trump, and i mean that.

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-10 06:55 PM | Reply

#27

Exactly.

As for our food supply. We federal employees are sorry

But we Federal Employees can no longer afford to buy any of that food anyway.

We wish you all luck!

We we be back But right now we have to make adjustments.

If you get sick 😷from tainted food just make an "adjustment".

Just try and be near a toilet when you do please.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 10:54 AM | Reply

run for the hills...........we are all gonna die.

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-01-11 12:45 PM | Reply

we are all gonna die.

#29 | Posted by Sniper

If we are... and I have my way, I know who will get "adjusted" first.

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-01-11 02:26 PM | Reply

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