The final weeks of Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Al Almanza’s term have remained busy.
Over the last several months, he has met with parties outside the agency on a wide variety of topics, including the Public Health Information System (PHIS) and Export Module; China-U.S. regulatory issues; animal production; bio-security; catfish; JBS food safety issues; buffered peptone water; labeling issues and PHIS; GMO labeling issues; Sanderson Farm test data; inspection modernization and FSIS Inspectors Eligibility Export Certificates.
From September through November, Almanza’s calendar of meetings with people outside the agency also show he made time for a number of “meet and greet” sessions without a specific agenda.
Almanza will return to his role as Administrator of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service when his term ends Jan. 20, 2017.
For more details about Almanza’s final meetings, view the original article at www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/12/almanza-ends-his-political-appointment-with-plenty-of-meetings/#.WFAIXLIrLb0.