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Economy: Budget Cuts / Food Safety #1044516

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The looming deadline for automatic budget cuts to start if President Obama and Congress do not reach a deal noted.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) Concerns about food safety due to furloughs of USDA inspectors featured; letter to the Senate from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack† quoted; details given about possible shortages, higher prices and layoffs. [Poultry plant owner George SAFFARRANS††- notes with no inspectors there is nothing he can do with the chicken; says it would be an economic disaster.]

Pelley, Scott;
Tracy, Ben

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