Editor’s note: Originally posted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a Constituent Update, this message from Al Almanza comes as he prepares for his last day on the job at the agency’s Food
Alfred V. Almanza was appointed as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) on May 6, 2010. In this position, he leads FSIS and its more than 9,500 employees in their mission of protecting public health through food safety and food defense. He has established and maintained a high standard of excellence in a variety of positions for more than 30 years with FSIS.
For the past 15 years, USDA conducted a pilot project to inform how we modernize our inspection process – all to ensure that meat and poultry is safe to eat. Today, the U.S. Government Accountability…