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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, August 2019

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 - Administrator, FSIS August 1, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator and Atiya Khan - Deputy Chief of Staff, FSIS, & Shawna Newsome-Chief of Staff, OFS Kailee Tkacz - Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Susan Backus – NAMI, Elizabeth Avery - SNAC International, Donna Garren - American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), Sarah Brandmeier - AFFI, Susan Backus - North American Meat Institute (NAMI), Nathan Fretz - NAMI,Jonathan Gledhill - Policy Navigation Group, Lee Sanders - American Bakers Association, Jessica Hixson - SNAC International, Beth Johnson - Food Directions, Laura Abshire - National Restaurant Association, and Lindy Froebel - National Turkey Federation Sodium Reduction Targets
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 1, 2019
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator
Shawna Newsome - Chief of Staff, OFS
Robert MacGregor - External and Intergovernmental Affairs
Gary Black – Georgia Department of AgricultureIvan Balboa – Plantation Quail International
Quail Issues
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 1, 2019
Silver Spring, MD
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator
Shawna Newsome - Chief of Staff, OFS
Janet O'Callaghan-Vice President of Punlic Outreach & Policy at Discovery Kristin Hurst-Senior Director of Social Good & Discovery Consumer Food Safety Education
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS August 1, 2019
Washington, DC
  Barb Masters-Tyson, Suzanne Finstad-Tyson, Allison Griffino-Tyson Tyson Update
Mindy Brashears - Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 15, 2019
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator
Atiya Khan-Deputy Chief of Staff, FSIS
Levi Berry - Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA), Ben Holland- Cactus Feeders, Guy Ellis, Cactus Feeders, Ross Wilson-TCFA, Josh Winegarner-TCFA, Colin Woodall- National Cattlemen's Beef Association Pre-harvest food safety Inspection 
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS August 21, 2019
Washington, DC
Dorothy Adams-Director
Michelle Catlin- International Coordination Executive FSIS
Barbara Negron- North American Natural Casing Association (NANCA), Eric Svendson - NANCA Exports
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 21, 2019
Washington, DC
Shawna Newsome- Chief of Staff OFS, Karen Hunter -Chief of Staff FSIS, Phillip Bronstein Assistant Administrator OFO, Matthew Michael Director OPPD Matt McConnell - Human Rights Watch
Namratha Somayajula, Associate, Business and Human Rights Divison
Human Rights Paper
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 22, 2019
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS and Shawna Newsome - Chief of Staff, OFS Consumer Stakeholders OFS Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS August 22, 2019
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators Consumer Stakeholders FSIS Consumer Stakeholder Meeting
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 22, 2019
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS and Shawna Newsome - Chief of Staff, OFS Industry Stakeholders OFS Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS August 22, 2019
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators Industry Stakeholders FSIS Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS August 23, 2019
Washington, DC
Frank Mays - Assistant Administrator, Hany Sidrak - Deputy Assistant Administrator, and Phil Bronstein - Assistant Administrator, Brett Bachman - Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and Samantha Stokes - Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Interview
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS August 28, 2019
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg- Administrator and Paul Kiecker-Deputy Administrator, FSIS Josh Balk- Vice President of Farm Animal Protection,
Chris Holbein - Farm Animal Protection Campaign, Tracie Letterman- Vice President of The Humane Society Legislative Fund
Humane Society Update

Consumer Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • James Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Robyn Robbins, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Jaydee Hanson, Center for Food Safety
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Consumer Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • James Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Robyn Robbins, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Jaydee Hanson, Center for Food Safety
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Pat Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Zach Corrigan, Food and Water Watch
    • Elise Ackley, Pew Charitable Trusts
    • Adam Garber, U.S. Public Interest Research Group

Industry Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Andrew Bailey, National Pork Producers
    • Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
    • Betsy Booren, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    • Brett Schwemer, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Jessica Watson, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • Lindy Froebel, National Turkey Federation
    • Lisa Picard, National Turkey Federation
    • Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute
    • Sarah Little, North American Meat Institute

Industry Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Pamela Abney, Mountaire Farms
    • Chase Adams, American Sheep Industry Association
    • Andrew Baile,y National Pork Producers Council
    • Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • Lia Biondo, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association
    • John Dillard, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Reed Diskey, Olsson Frank Weeda
    • Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Lindy Froebel, National Turkey Federation
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Randy Green, United Egg Association
    • Juan Pio Hernandez, U.S. Seafood Distributor’s Association
    • Ai Kataoka, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    • Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute
    • Sarah Little, North American Meat Institute
    • Barb Masters, Tyson Foods
    • Peter Matz, Food Marketing Institute
    • KatieRose McCullough, North American Meat Institute
    • Jean Murphy, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
    • Kelly Nuckolls, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • Tony Pavel, Cargill
    • Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
    • Lisa Picard, National Turkey Federation
    • Kathy Simmons, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Jessica Watson, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Laura Bachmeier, National Pork Board
    • Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Dane Bernard, Bold Bear Food Safety
    • Hiroko Bray, Smithfield Foods
    • Zach Cameron, Tyson Fresh Meats
    • Paul Clayto,n U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Keith Da,y Twin Rivers Foods
    • Ashley Eisenbeiser, FMI
    • Dan Etzler, Cargill
    • Suzanne Finstad, Tyson Foods
    • Roya Galindo, North American Meat Institute
    • Katie Hanigan, Smithfield Foods
    • Susan Holmes, Koch Foods
    • Leonard Lang, IEA Agro
    • Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute
    • Charles Leftwich, Sysco
    • Kristin Lindahl, Cargill
    • Cheyenne McEndaffer, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Bryan Miller, Wayne Farms LLC
    • Buffy Montgomery, Conagra Brands
    • Andrea Perkins, Superior Foods
    • Tina Rendon, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.
    • Rafael Rivera, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
    • Norm Robertson, North American Meat Institute
    • Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group
    • Tyler Stephens, Hygiena
    • Hilary Thesmar, FMI
    • Charlotte Waller, VPGC
    • Lisa Weddig, National Fisheries Institute
       

 

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 Oct 02, 2019