USDA appoints new members to meat and poultry committee
The new members include: Dr Michael Crupain, consumer product safety and sustainability; Dr Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention; Dr Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota Animal Industry Board; Sherri Jenkins, JBS, USA, LLC; and Dr Betsy Booren, American Meat Institute.
Vilsack said: “The diverse perspectives on food safety that the advisory members bring are invaluable to our success in ensuring the safety of the foods we eat. I am firmly committed to aggressively decreasing the incidence of foodborne illnesses and these outstanding individuals will be instrumental in our work to protect the American people’s food supply.”
The Committee was established in 1971 and has 17 members who advise the Secretary of Agriculture on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities.