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Food safety inspectors furloughed during the federal government shutdown will be returning to work beginning Tuesday — but still without pay — so that the Food and Drug Administration can begin to resume inspections of some high-risk foods at manufacturing and other processing plants, the agency’s commissioner said on Monday.

Food inspections — about 160 of which are conducted a week — have been halted since the federal government shut down and about 40 percent of the F.D.A.’s work force was furloughed.

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