Government shutdown: FDA and FTC

Read the feds' contingency plans and how they affect you.

FDA will be unable to support the majority of its food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics activities. FDA will also have to cease safety activities such as routine establishment inspections, some compliance and enforcement activities, monitoring of imports, notification programs (e.g., food contact substances, infant formula), and the majority of the laboratory research necessary to inform public health decision-making.
Click here for the HHS Shutdown Plan
The Federal Trade Commission will not work on intergovernmental task forces of which it is a part, provide testimony or engage in consumer protection education and outreach. The Commission will not pursue the vast bulk of its competition and consumer protection investigations and prosecutions.
Click Here for the FTC Shutdown Plan


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