James Marsden, top food safety official for Chipotle Mexican Grill, and Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who joined the Denver-based burrito chain’s Food Safety Advisory Board in January, met on June 1 with top officials at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Hagen was USDA under secretary for food safety from 2010
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2017calendar_406x250The federal government’s transition month of January saw only a handful of meetings involving top food safety officials and members of the public.

Both the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration report on meetings between their top officials and people outside the government.
Continue Reading January saw few outside meetings for top food safety officials

FSIS-Logo_406x250When his  appointment as Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety comes to an end on Jan. 20, 2017, Al Almanza, who never gave up his  career employee status, will just switch back to being Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Since Almanza  was named Deputy Under Secretary,
Continue Reading Almanza ends his deputy undersecretary appointment with plenty of meetings

Who spent time this summer with Al Almanza, USDA’s deputy under secretary for food safety and its acting administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service? Industry and union representatives, foreign dignitaries, a former boss, and a few others. Almanza’s “public calendar” has been updated through September, detailing his meetings
Continue Reading Traffic through Almanza’s office didn’t slow in summer months