While 45% of the FDA's employees have been temporarily laid off, 87% of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service personnel have been retained.
The meat was recalled after testing positive for E. coli.
National Beef has voluntarily recalled 22,737 pounds of ground beef after a sample tested positive for E.coli O157:H7.
Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.
High-risk food producers are only tested for listeria every four years. When the FSIS realized they were changing production practices, they were not happy.
The USDA issued a recall Tuesday after a routine test found E. coli O157:H7 in beef from a California firm.
A major beef recall is underway after E. coli was found in frozen beef sent to Georgia school districts. So far no contaminated meat has been served, says USDA.
The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."