The nomination of Mindy Brashears, currently deputy undersecretary for food safety, to be the USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety was reported favorably Tuesday out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

The last to serve as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety was Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, who left the post in December 2013.

The president nominated Brashears, a former Texas Tech University food safety professor, to the undersecretary position on May 4, 2018. Under the Senate confirmation process, her nomination was referred on May 10, 2018, to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, which
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