The partial shutdown is now affecting food safety
Jan 10, 2019

The partial shutdown is now affecting food safety

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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been directly affected by the partial government shutdown. Among them are people tasked to keep things safe. That includes the Food and Drug Administration, which keeps watch on about 80 percent of everything we eat. Then we check in on CES in Las Vegas, where Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood is taking in the biggest tech showcase of the year. We also update the tumultuous economic situation in Venezuela as its president begins his second term. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed, U.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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Food inspections curtailed during shutdown

Jan 10, 2019
The federal government shutdown has stopped many inspections meant to keep our food supply safe.
California Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries on sale at a market in Los Angeles, California.
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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been directly affected by the partial government shutdown. Among them are people tasked to keep things safe. That includes the Food and Drug Administration, which keeps watch on about 80 percent of everything we eat. Then we check in on CES in Las Vegas, where Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood is taking in the biggest tech showcase of the year. We also update the tumultuous economic situation in Venezuela as its president begins his second term. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed, U.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director