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March 19, 2013

Undersecretary for Food Safety Hagen discusses details of potential furlough of meat inspectors

To fulfill the requirements of the across-the-board budget cuts required by the sequester, USDA has said it will be required to begin furloughing  federal meat inspectors in July.  Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen told the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday that inspectors will be furloughed in July on the same day in every part of the country, and each inspector will be furloughed for a total of 11 days before September 20. Read more 

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