Trump hiring freeze already being portrayed as harming the public

Thanks to a leak from federal bureaucrats, an industry trade publication is chumming the waters for the mainstream media, with an allegation that the new hiring freeze is somehow endangering the public (hat tips: Ed Lasky and Cheryl Jacobs Lewin).  Coral Beach of Food Safety News writes: At the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the other federal agency primarily involved in food safety efforts, the federal hiring freeze imposed by the new administration is having an impact on the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS). In an internal message sent to FSIS employees on Jan. 18 and obtained by Food Safety News warned that delays in lab tests are expected through at least March 3. The FSIS is responsible for ensuring the safety of meat, poultry, eggs and catfish. “Effective Jan. 18, 2017, due to a temporary decrease in staffing, results on pathology samples submitted to the FSIS laboratory system will be delayed,” according to the email sent to all FSIS...(Read Full Post)