Apart from inaction on immigration, FPAA had concerns about lingering effects from the government shutdown.
“It may have left some hangovers,” Jungmeyer said Nov. 6. “We’re getting a few reports that from FDA’s standpoint, microbiological testing has an estimated completion time of 10 days instead of three to five.
"We hope that’s just an anomaly. When those items are being tested, the whole lot has to be held at the border and you can’t ship it. So if it’s really taking 10 days to get your results back, you might as well just throw the produce away.”