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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, October 2017

This public calendar is issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). It lists meetings held by the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety (OFS), and the Administrator and Deputy Administrator for FSIS with persons outside the Federal Government.

Key to Abbreviations | Archive

OFS/FSIS Official and Title Date and Site Other FSIS/OFS
Participants
Non-FSIS/OFS
Participants
Subject
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS;
Jason Hafemeister–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, TFAA
Oct 2, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, William C. Smith–Assistant Administrator, and Philip Bronstein–Director, FSIS Allen Johnson and Juan Pio Hernandez–Allen F. Johnson & Associates Catfish Imports
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 3, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, and Philip Bronstein–Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Becky Barnes Campbell, Brad Graham, Dick Baxter, Chad Causey, Townsend Kyser, Sid Nelson, Wallace Drury, John Williamson, Luke Smelley, Shorty Jones, Ben Pentecost, Will Nobile, Chris McGlawn, Mitt Walker and Britton Hatcher–Catfish Farmers of America Ongoing implementation of Siluriformes Inspection; Wild-caught catfish issues and equivalency determinations
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 3, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS Joe Harris, Eden Shiferaw, Jarrett Hudek, Glen Kusak, Sherri Kusak, Jason Beyer, Christie Beyer, Tom Molini, Angela Alvarado, George Heid, Marsha Stabel, Stacy Mikolajczyk, Jonathan Pace, Melissa Pace, Ricard Riccardi, and Pete Ryholt–Southwest Meat Association (SWMA) SWMA Regulatory update; Overtime and Small Plant issues
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 4, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, and Mitch Adams–Public Affairs Specialist, FSIS Senate Ag Committee: Janae Brady, Chelsie Keys and  Katherine Thomas
USDA Partcipants: Peter Bachmann–Policy Adivsor, Allie Beach–Legislative Analyst, OCR; Chris Church– Director of Legislative Affairs, FAS; Robyn Whitney–OSEC
Senate Ag Majority Call on Brazil Beef
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 5, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator Susan Backus–Executive Secretary, Shelf-Stable Food Processors Association Shelf-Stable Food Processors Association Board of Directors meeting
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 11, 2017
Washington, DC
Mitch Adams–Public Affairs Specialist, FSIS USDA Participants: Jere Dick–Acting Administrator; Burke Healey, Mark Davidson, and Hallie Zimmers, APHIS
U.S. Cattlemen's Association (USCA) Participants: Jess Peterson, Kelly Fogarty, and Lia Biondo–USAC Staff; Dwight Keller–USAC Animal Health Committee Chairman, Adam Wagner and Larry Kendig, USCA Animal Health Committee
Brazil Beef
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 12, 2017
Washington, DC
Mary Stanley–Senior Advisor, FSIS Ann McDonald–Assistant Secretary, Export Legislation Review, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Meet and Greet
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 17, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS, and Jacob French–Staff Assistant, OFS Deborah Berkowitz–National Employment Law Project, Laquita Honeysucker–United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Sara Rich–Southern Poverty Law Center, Azita Mashayekhi–American Federation of Government Employees, Alexandre Galimberti, and Michelle Sternthal, OXFAM, Deborah Press–ASPCA, Laura Cascada–Compassion Over Killing, Erica Meier, Compassion Over Killing, Tony Corbo and Zack Corrigan, Food and Water Watch, Hunter Ogletree, Bacilio Castro, and Juan Money–Western North Carolina Worker Center, Iris Pineda, Hilda Reynoso, and Gloria Lopez–Poultry Worker NC Meeting with National Employment Law Project and OXFAM regarding National Chicken Council petiton
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS Oct 17, 2017
Washington, DC
Rachel Edelstein–Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Participants: Edwin Bryant, Amanad Conley, Anne Bays, Beau Neal, Jeremiah Tate, Brandon Gilles, William Blair, Carolyn Madson, Chase Porter, Chris Mitchell, Danielle Hayden, Elaine Thomas, Heath Mineer, Ian Thomas, Jacob Settles, Julie Waits, Justin Carter, Carl Vaughn, James Girdley, Kiah Twisselman, Mark Thomas, Mark Downs, Michelle Simon, Nathan Lawson, Elizabeth Goecke, Samantha Downs, Dennis Guinn, Michelle Whitaker, William Maples, Nancy Tate Process Verified Program; Exporting and Importing Beef and U.S. Trade Import Data for Beef
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 18, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS Jennifer Hatcher–SVP Government Relations, Robert Rosado–Senior Director, Food & Health Policy, and Hilary Thesmar, Chief Food & Product Safety Officer– Food Marketing Institute Update on Retail Food Safety Initiatives
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 19, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, Cara LeConte–Chief of Staff, and FSIS Assistant Administrators Consumer Representatives Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 19, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, Cara LeConte–Chief of Staff, and FSIS Assistant Administrators Industry Representatives Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 19, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS Betsy Booren, Brett Shwemer and John Dillard, OFW Law Meet and Greet and reintroducing OFW Law new staff members
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 23, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, Roberta Wagner–Assistant Administrator, William Smith–Assistant Administrator, and Hany Sidrak-Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations, FSIS Ashley Petersen, Suzanne Dougherty, Doug Fulnechek, John Smith, Bob O'Connor, Pam Abney, Don Ritter and Hector Cervantes–National Chicken Council Discussion of the following: Wood Breast, Veterinary Inspectors, Salmonella as an "adulterant," NPIS, Salmonella vaccines, Category 3 Salmonella and Campylobacter methodologies
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 24, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, Rachel Edelstein–Deputy Assistant Administrator, Roberta Wagner–Assistant Administrator, Michael Watts– Assistant Administrator, Stephanie Wilkins–Chief Training Officer, Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins–Director, Jeff Canavan–Food Technologist, and Keith Gilmore, FSIS Christopher Young–Executive Director and Nelson Gaydos–Outreach Specialist, American Association of Meat Processors; Doug Hankes–Thrushwood Farms Meats; Richard Reams–RJ's Meats; Chad Lottman–C&C Processing; Anderew Lorenz–We R Food Safety, and Mike Fisher Meet and Greet; Partnership to support small processors; Small plant access to PHIS; Revised Appendix A & B, Humane Handling enforcement; Labeling approval issues; and Importing of Bison and Venison
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 24, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, FSIS Thomas Gremillion–Consumer Federation of America Discuss topics or issues related to the FSIS consumer
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 25, 2017
Washington, DC
David Goldman–Assistant Administrator, FSIS Dr. Robert Tauxe–Director, CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases Meet and Greet to discuss InFORM Conference
Carmen Rottenberg–Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Oct 25, 2017
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker–Acting Administrator, Roberta Wagner–Assistant Administrator, and William Shaw–Director Betsey Booren, Brenden McCullough, Patrick Mies, Kristin Lindahl, Angie Siemens, Ashley Lembke, Ali Mohseni, Jennifer Williams, Bruce George, Barb J. Masters, Sherri Jenkins, Brian McFarlane and Brett Schwemer Discuss FSIS Compliance Guide regarding STEC and processing operations

           
Abbreviations

  • DUS—Deputy Under Secretary
  • NPIS—New Poultry Inspection System
  • OA—Office of the Administrator, FSIS
  • OC—Office of Communications, USDA
  • ODIFP—Office of Data Integration and Food Protection, FSIS
  • OFO—Office of Field Operations, FSIS
  • OFS—Office of Food Safety, USDA
  • OM—Office of Management, FSIS
  • OPACE—Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, FSIS
  • OIEA—Office of Investigation, Enforcement, and Audit, FSIS
  • OPHS—Office of Public Health Science, FSIS
  • OPPD—Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS
  • OSEC—Office of the Secretary, USDA
  • PHIS—Public Health Information System
  • TFAA—Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA

  • CFIA—Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • FMI—Food Marketing Institute
  • NAMI—North American Meat Institute

 

Last Modified Dec 13, 2017