Shutdown Threatens To Keep Product Safety Rules On Shelf

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 9:11 PM ET) -- The government shutdown may have ended after 16 days, but it could take the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other product safety agencies longer than that to play catchup, attorneys say, with further delays likely for food safety and automotive regulations that are already long overdue.

Furloughed employees at the FDA, Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration returned to work Thursday after the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate approved a bill to reopen the government and keep the country...
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