Washington toddles toward a shutdown

What a government shutdown would mean for food programs. California seeks crackdown on heavy metals in baby food. Democrats request GAO report on food safety at FDA. Analysis finds more plant-based options in school meals.


Happy Tuesday and welcome to Food Fix. Thanks for being a paid subscriber and making this newsletter possible! As a reminder, I’m on the road again this week to attend the Good Food Conference in San Francisco – if you’re going, say hello.

Influencers FTW: On Friday, the most-clicked story in the newsletter was the Washington Post’s investigation into dietitian influencers not properly disclosing their financial ties to the food and beverage industries. This story was also on the front page of the Sunday paper here in Washington (below the fold). (And, yes, I still get the paper!)

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