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If the U.S. Senate can stay focused for long enough today, Jose Emilio Esteban will likely be confirmed as the nation’s sixth undersecretary for food safety. He’s been waiting for 340 days

With a Senate confirmation vote, Esteban will move up from being the chief scientist at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to leading the agency. The Under Secretary for Food Safety is a sub-cabinet position within the U.S. Department of Agriculture with responsibility for food safety programs and policies. The Under Secretary chairs the U.S. Codex Steering Committee, which provides guidance to the United States.

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