FARE Advisory: Effect of Partial Government Shutdown on the Allergic

FARE has issued an advisory regarding the effect of the current partial shutdown of the Federal Government on those with food allergies.

In summary:

  • USDA and FDA Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens – These may be delayed or halted until normal government operations resume due to staff furloughs;
  • Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children – Federal funding for this program has been halted, but many states will continue to fund current WIC participants for a short time until their funds are depleted;
  • Status of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act – This legislation was due for consideration before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on October 2, but the review has been postponed until further notice due to reduced staffing;
  • Government Funded Clinical Trials – These are expected to proceed but are limited in their ability to recruit new patients.

Yes, these are trying times indeed.

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