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Stephanie (Stevie) Hretz is the deputy director of the Office of Policy and Program Development’s (OPPD) Risk Management and Innovations Staff (RMIS). Prior to starting the position in June 2021, Hretz served as a biological science technician and microbiologist in the Office of Public Health Science (OPHS) and a senior staff officer in RMIS. In her current role, Hretz leads and supports a diverse staff of scientists that includes chemists, microbiologists, food technologists and veterinarians. The team develops sampling program instructions, supports innovative food safety technologies and collaborates across FSIS to bring many perspectives cohesively into policy.

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Continue Reading Faces of Food Safety: Meet Stephanie ‘Stevie’ Hretz of the USDA