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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, February 2018

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 February 5, 2018
Washington, DC
  Susan Littlefield - Farm Director at KRVN/Rural Radio Network NCC Petition
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 6, 2018
Washington, DC
  Ashley Peterson - NCC and Brian Eyink - Hogan Lovells Regulatory Reform Iniative
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 7, 2018
Washington, DC
William Smith - Assistant Administrator, Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, Jeff Canavan - Deputy Director, Brett Filloon, FSIS  Tracie Letterman, HSLF; Marty Irby, HSLF; Jonathan Buttram, president of the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, AL; Alan Lewis, president of the Natural Grocers Association, CO; Will Harris, president of the American GrassFed Association, GA; Carrie Balkcom, Executive Director of the American GrassFed, CO; Zack Buttram, farmer, AL; Connie Buttram, farmer, AL; Mindy Gilbert, HSUS Alabama State Director, AL; Erica Geppi, HSUS North Carolina State Director, NC; Warren Taylor, Snowville Creamery, OH; Greg Gunthorp, Gunthorp Farms, IN; Gary Huslander, Farmer, AL; Terri Huslander, Farmer, AL; Waymon Buttram, Farmer, AL; James Benham, Farmer, IN; Michael Miles, Farmer, WI Agency Update and Small Plant Concerns
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 8, 2018
Washington, DC
Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator and Dorothy Adams - Director, FSIS Barbara Negron - North American Natural Casing Association and Eric Svendson - International Casing Group  Casing Industry Update
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 13, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS Jeff Grev - VP of Legislative Affairs for Hormel and Randy Russell - The Russell Group Company Update
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS February 13, 2018
Washington, DC
Aaron Lavallee - Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Patrick McGroarty - Wall Street Journal Swine Modernization
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS February 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator and Rachel Edelstein - Deputy Assistant Administrator Mark Dopp - North American Meat Institute and Chris Young - American Association of Meat Processors Appendices A and B
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS Chandler Keys - Keys Group and Bill Lovette - Pilgrims Pride Company Update
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 27, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS Thomas Gremillion and Patricia Buck Topics of Interest for Upcoming Consumer Meetings
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 27, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS Chandler Keys - Keys Group, Eldon Roth - BPI, Nick Roth - BPI, Rich Jochum - BPI, Craig Letch - BPI Company Update
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 27, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator and FSIS Assistant Administrators

Industry Stakeholders

Industry Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 28, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS Marty Ewing - Sanderson, Brian Williams - Sanderson, Johnathan James - Sanderson, and Jimmy Walker - Sanderson Update on Data Collection 
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS February 28, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator and FSIS Assistant Administrators

Consumer Stakeholders

Consumer Meeting

 

Industry Representatives

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Betsy Booren, OFW Law
    • John Dillard, OFW Law
    • Nathan Fretz, NAMI
    • Dan Kovich, NPPC
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Casey Gallimore, NAMI
    • KatieRose McCullough, NAMI
    • Kathy Simmons, NCBA
    • Jessica Watson, NCBA
    • Lia Biondo, US Cattlemen’s Association
    • Bob Hibbert, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    • Ferd Hoefner, Sustainable Agriculture
    • Ashley Peterson, NCC
    • Laurie Bryant, MICA USA
    • Andrew Yablunosky, SAY Consulting, LLC
    • Juan Pio Hernandez, U.S. Seafood Distributors Association
    • Jennifer Williams, Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Joel Coble, Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Tony Pavel, Cargill
    • Tori Ahlmeyer, National Turkey Federation
    • Lisa Wallenda Picard, National Turkey Federation
    • Charley Penry, Tyson Foods
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Leonard Lang, USCBIA, AGRO, SAMPCO
    • Andrew Bailey, Siff & Associates 
    • Buffy Montgomery, Conagra
    • Brian Sylvester, Keller and Heckman LLP
    • Dan Etzler, Cargill
    • Keith Day, Twin Rivers Foods
    • Suzanne Finstad, Tyson
    • Barb Masters, Keystone Foods
    • Paul Clayton, USMEF
    • Tiffany Lee, NAMI
    • Norm Robertson, NAMI
    • Nicole Finch, Turkey Valley Farms
    • Charlotte Waller, VA Poultry Growers Coop
    • Laura Bachnmeier, National Pork Board
    • Alison Griffino, Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Alice Johnson, Butterball, LLC
    • Hillary Thesmar,FMI
    • Roya Galindo, NAMI
    • Kristin Lindahl, Cargill
    • Bryan Miller, Wayne Farms, LLC
    • Tina Rendon, Pilgrims
    • Adeniyi A Odugbemi, Wayne Farms, LLC
    • Hilary Thesmar, Food Marketing Institute
    • Ashley Eisenbeiser, Food Marketing Institute

Consumer Representatives

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
    • Rachel Lyons, UFCW
    • Tony Corbo, FWW
    • Sarah Sorscher, CSPI
    • Jack Barnett, Consumers Union
    • J.D. Hanson
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Jim Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Patricia Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
    • Deirdre Schlunegger, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention  
    • Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
    • Felicia Nestor, FWW
    • Zach Corrigan, F&WW

              
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 Mar 26, 2018