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Video: How the shutdown may affect your food

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  • Government shutdown has led to reduced food inspections
  • HLN's Mike Galanos talks with a dietician about what to look out for

You can add one more potential pitfall of the partial government shutdown to the list. It could be affecting your health in a very direct way through the food you eat.

More than half the staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is furloughed. The Food and Drug Administration says because of that, inspectors will only be able to conduct the most critical investigations into food safety issues.

The people at the watchdog group the Center for Science in the Public Interest have put together a list of the FDA’s "Ten Riskiest Foods.They base their findings on government data tracking the number of outbreaks and illnesses resulting from each of the foods since 1990.       

HLN News Now’s Mike Galanos talked to fitness and nutrition expert Mark MacDonald about the CSPI’s list and how to keep your family safe. 

SPOILER ALERT! Watch out, Ice Cream is No. 7!

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