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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, April 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 April 4, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Patty Bennett - Humane Handling Enforcement Coordinator, and Atiya Khan - Acting Chief of Staff, FSIS Michael Gilsdorf - National Association of Federal Veterinarians Veterinarian Staffing 
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 6, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS, and Brian Klippenstein - Senior Advisor Lia Biondo - U.S. Cattlemen's Association, Jess Peterson - U.S. Cattlemen's Association, and Kelly Fogarty - U.S. Cattlemen's Association  Petition on FSIS Meat Definitions
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 9, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Atiya Khan - Acting Chief of Staff, and Phil Bronstein - Acting Executive Associate for Regulatory Operations, FSIS Chad Causey - Causey Law Firm, Roger Barlow - Catfish Farmers of America, Jeremy Robbins - Catfish Farmers of America, Johnathan Mills - Catfish Farmers of America, Townsend Kyser - Catfish Farmers of America, and Shorty Jones - Catfish Farmers of America Equivalence Process
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 11, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Atiya Khan - Acting Chief of Staff, Jeff Canavan - Deputy Director, and Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins - Director, FSIS Craig Letch - Beef Products Inc. (BPI), Rich Jochum - BPI, and Chandler Keys - Keys Group Labeling
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 11, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director Krissa Welshans - Feedstuffs Cellular Agriculture
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 11, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Bill Smith - Assistant Administrator, and Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, FSIS Pam Abney - Mountaire, Doug Fulnechek - Zoetis, Brett Hopkins - Novus International, and Suzanne Dougherty - American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) Agency Updates and Food Safety Questions
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 12, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Bill Smith - Assistant Administrator, Rosalyn Murphy-Jenkins - Director, Jeff Canavan - Deputy Director, and Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, FSIS Joe Harris, Eden Shiferaw, Ed Ruff, Jason Beyer, Glen Kusak, Angela Alvarado, Pete Ryholt, Jason Holcombe, and Kathy Kennedy, Southwest Meat Association Agency Updates
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 18, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Todd Reed - Chief Operating Officer, Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, Bill Smith - Assistant Administrator, and Atiya Khan - Acting Chief of Staff, FSIS Lisa Wallenda Picard - National Turkey Federation and Ashley Peterson - National Chicken Council Poultry Parts Sampling
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS April 18, 2018
Washington, DC
Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator and Carl Mayes - Assistant Administrator, FSIS Peter Zambetti - Natural Products Association and Corey Hilmas - Natural Products Association Import Regulations
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 19, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker and FSIS Assistant Administrators Industry Stakeholders Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 19, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker and FSIS Assistant Administrators Consumer Stakeholders Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Selena Kremer-Caldwell - Team Lead, FSIS Dave Thompson - Prairie Public Radio FSIS Public Health Veterinarian Hiring Event
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Selena Kremer-Caldwell - Team Lead, FSIS Courtnay Doyle - Alphamedia USA FSIS Public Health Veterinarian Hiring Event
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Dan Gunderson - Minnesota Public Radio FSIS Public Health Veterinarian Hiring Event
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Ingrid Mezo - Food Chemical News Siluriformes Update
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 20, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Stephanie Ho - USDA Radio FSIS Public Health Veterinarian Hiring Event
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Jenna Lee - The Farm Report with Pam Jahnke FSIS Public Health Veterinarian Hiring Event
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, Todd Furey - Acting International Executive, Bill Smith - Assistant Administrator, and Roberta Wagner - Assistant Administrator, FSIS Dan Sorbello - Agro Group, Greg Muse - Preferred Freezer, Kim D'Anella - Agri Foods, Laurie Bryant - Meat Importers Council of America (MICA), Len Lang - Agro Group, Lori Langlois - A.N. Deringer, and Sebastian Larreta - Argentine Angus Association  Import Issues and Equivalence Updates
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator and Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Ingrid Mezo - Food Chemical News Mar-Jac Plant Suspension
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator and Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Rebecca Rainey - Inside OSHA Poultry and Swine Modernization and Mar-Jac Plant Suspension
Paul Kiecker - Acting Administrator, FSIS April 23, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Tom Johnston - Meatingplace Mar-Jac Plant Suspension
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 25, 2018
Washington, DC
 Brian Klippenstein - Senior Advisor Nick Giordano - National Pork Producers Council, Dan Kovich - National Pork Producers Council, and Corey Brown - National Pork Producers Council Cellular Agriculture
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 25, 2018
Washington, DC
  Bill Tomson - AgriPulse Brazil Equivalence
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 26, 2018
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith - Director, FSIS Stephanie Ho - USDA Radio GAO Report on Pathogen Control
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 26, 2018
Washington, DC
Atiya Khan - Acting Chief of Staff, FSIS Elisabeth Hagen - Elisabeth Hagen, PLLC and James Marsden - Chipotle Chipotle Food Safety Initiatives
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 26, 2018
Washington, DC
Randy Duverna - Chemist and Karen Becker - Director, FSIS Shelly McKee - USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and Ashley Peterson - National Chicken Council Export Issues
Carmen Rottenberg -Acting Deputy Under Secretary, OFS April 26, 2018
Washington, DC
Bill Shaw - Director, Melissa Hammar - Issuances Staff, and Rachel Edelstein - Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Robert Budway - Can Manufacturers Institute, Tom Mallen - Sherwin Williams, and Robert Chadwick - Silgan Food Can Technology Update

Industry Representatives

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Charles Penry, Tyson Foods
    • Lia Biondo, US Cattlemen’s Association
    • Samantha Beard, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • Tori Ahlmeyer, National Turkey Federation
    • Lisa Wallenda Picard, National Turkey Federation
    • Juan Pio Hernandez, Allen F. Johnson Associates
    • Barbara Negron, North American Natural Casing Association
    • Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute
    • Andrea Yablunosky, "SAY Consulting, LLC"
    • Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda Law Firm
    • Dan Kovich, National Pork Producers Council
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Brian Sylvester, "Wiley Rein, LLP"
    • Pam West, Triumph Foods
    • Kristin Lindahl, Cargill
    • Nicole Finch, Turkey Valley Farms
    • Bryan Miller, "Wayne Farms, LLC"
    • Alison Griffino, "Tyson Foods, Inc."
    • Suzanne Finstad, Tyson
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Betsy Booren, Olsson Frank Weeda Law Firm
    • Sophia Kruszewski, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • KatieRose McCullough, North American Meat Institute
    • Nancy Rogers Bontempo, Mondlēlz International Food Safety
    • Rachel Maymir, General Mills
    • Ruth Petran, Ecolab
    • Zengxin "Scott" Li, Rich’s
    • Karina Martino, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    • Haley Swartz, National Consumer League
    • Zach Corrigan, Food and Water Watch

Consumer Representatives

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    • Jack Barnett, Consumers Union
    • James Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Jaydee Hanson, Center for Food Safety
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
    • Felicia Nestor, Food and Water Watch
    • Pat Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
    • Harley Schwartz, National Consumer League
    • Zach Corrigan, Food and Water Watch
    • Haley Swartz, National Consumer League

 
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 May 11, 2018