Congressman Anthony Brindisi is calling for an end to the government shutdown.

He was at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Oriskany on Monday, where he also urged the Senate to pass a bill to re-open the USDA and the Food and Drug Administration.

Brindisi says stopping routine food inspections of seafoods, fruits, vegetables and other food at high risk of contamination is a recipe for disaster.

"Families shouldn't have to worry if the food they're eating is safe and farmers shouldn't have to worry that government dysfunction could threaten their livelihood." said Brindisi.

The House has already passed a bill that would re-open the USDA and FDA and immediately reinstate a fully functioning food inspection system.

Today is day 24 of the government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

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