The Government Shut down has affected everyone in different ways. One way it is affecting all Americans is in the food we eat. Yes, the food you eat is being affected by the shut down! Within the 800,000 federal workers affected by the shut down is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The people who make sure our food is safe to eat. Due to the lack of funding, the FDA now lacks the ability to adequately publicize recalls, outbreaks and other information vital to human health. 2018 was full of major recalls ranging from romaine and eggs to yogurt and cake mix — all of which were announced by the FDA — and nobody knows when the shutdown will end, so how do we know what’s safe to eat?