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Hagen Confirmed in USDA Food Safety Post

by 5m Editor
29 September 2010, at 9:44am

US - Dr Elisabeth Hagen has been confirmed as USDA's Under Secretary for Food Safety.

National Turkey Federation (NTF) president, Joel Brandenberger, commented: "The National Turkey Federation (NTF) and its members congratulate Dr Elisabeth Hagen on her confirmation as USDA's Under Secretary for Food Safety. We commend the United States Senate for confirming Dr Hagen because this signals a continuing commitment to a science-based, risk-based inspection system.

"Dr Hagen's experience as a medical doctor, combined with her years of service at USDA, gives her the background and training necessary to build on the agency's successes in enhancing the safety of the food supply and makes her well qualified to lead USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and to further strengthen its public health mission.

"NTF looks forward to working with Dr Hagen and to maintaining consumer confidence in the food supply through the ongoing evolution of the HACCP inspection system and the implementation of new science-based food safety technologies."