Senate appoints Hagen to key USDA food safety role

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The Senate has voted to appoint Dr. Elisabeth Hagen as Under Secretary for Food Safety at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency has said.

Prior to her appointment, Hagen was USDA's Chief Medical Officer at the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Following confirmation of Hagen’s appointment, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement: “There is no higher priority at USDA than ensuring that Americans have access to a safe and healthy food supply, and Dr. Hagen's background as the Chief Medical Officer and senior executive within USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will enable her to successfully lead the effort to develop and execute the agency's scientific and public health agenda and continue to build the coordination with public health partners at federal, state, and local level needed to achieve the objectives of President Obama's Food Safety Working Group."

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