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Supermarket produce. The produce at your supermarket is probably not being inspected during the U.S. government shutdown. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Three weeks into the federal government shut down, a new worry has emerged: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food-safety inspections.

On Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted that his agency would work to continue inspections, but subject to limitations. Shortly afterward, he clarified, in a separate tweet, that high-risk food inspections would continue.

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