undersecretary of food safety

TORONTO — IAFP 2023 in Toronto this week was not his first rodeo.

We are talking about Jose Emilio Esteban, our new USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety.

This week’s International Association for Food Protection annual meeting and conference was the first opportunity for him to engage with the larger food

Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: Now you can call him Mr. Undersecretary

It’s been six months since the White House announced President Biden was appointing  Dr. Jose Emilio Esteban to serve as USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety, and nothing more has happened.

By protocol, the undersecretary is the top food safety post in the federal government.  But that has not made any
Continue Reading Committee’s disinterest in food safety may be reason for delaying confirmation

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry late Wednesday voted to favorably report the nomination of Mindy Brashears to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.

Her nomination may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation. That floor vote is expected to occur before the
Continue Reading Senate likely to vote soon on Brashears as USDA’s top food safety official

From Michael J. Gilsdorf

Dear Editor,
This is in reference to your article, “Raymond to Perdue: Top food safety candidate is in your backyard” published Jan. 27.

I am the executive vice president of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians. NAFV has members who are Public Health Veterinarians working within
Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: Another option for USDA food safety post