FDA plant inspections continue, even in government chaos

Anyone watching the Washington fiscal dogfight from the outside might think that all government will stop functioning as a result. But since the FDA gets much of its money from fees, there are responsibilities it can continue to assume--and plant inspecting is one of them. According to a staffing plan posted by the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA will have more than half of its staff, nearly 700 people, working in vital areas. That includes 578 staff "to inspect regulated products and manufacturers, conduct sample analysis on products and review imports" into the U.S. So plant inspection will continue. Report (PDF) | More