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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:27 PM

US food shortages loom amid budget cuts [View all]

Source: Financial Times

Trade groups are warning of widespread shortages of meat, poultry and eggs in the US as the meat industry braces for painful cuts that could cost it an estimated $10bn in lost production and $400m in lost wages.

The $2bn in automatic cuts to the US Department of Agriculture’s budget would cause it to furlough food inspectors for up to 15 days later this year at the country’s more than 6,000 meat and poultry plants, according to Tom Vilsack, agriculture secretary.

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