The White House warned Friday that spending cuts set to take effect in March may result in furloughing every U.S. meat and poultry inspector for two weeks, causing the meat industry to shut down, Reuters reports.
Packers and processors are not allowed to ship meat without the Agriculture Department’s inspection seal.
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