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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, January 2020

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  Monday, January 6, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS; Jason Hafemeister- Trade Counsel OSEC; Sheila Novak- Deputy Assistant General Counsel, OGC; Lorren Walker- Chief of Staff, OSEC MRP; Campbell Shuford- Senior Advisor, OSEC; Bruce Summers-  Administrator, AMS; Anna Osterlind- Chief of Staff, AMS; Melissa Bailey- Associate Deputy Administrator, AMS Mike Brown- President, National Chicken Council (NCC); Ashley Peterson- Senior Vice President (NCC)                  Labeling
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS  Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Washington, DC
N/A Brian McFarlane- Head of Technical Services (JBS USA); Sherri Williams, Food Safety & Microbiology Programs, JBS USA Data Sharing and Operational Updates
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Monday, January 13, 2020
Telephonic
Autumn Canaday - FSIS Public Affairs; Aaron Lavallee - Deputy Assistant Administrator, OPACE Margarita Raycheva Whole Genome Sequencing
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS  Friday, January 17, 2020
Telephonic
N/A Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News) Consumer Education
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Washington, DC
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS; Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS; Shawna Newsome-Chief of Staff, OFS 

Consumer Stakeholder

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting 
Jeremy Todd Reed- Chief Operating Officer, FSIS Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators

Consumer Stakeholder

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting 
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Washington, DC
Jeremy Todd Reed-Chief Operating Officer, FSIS; Shawna Newsome-Chief of Staff, OFS

Industry Stakeholder

Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Jeremy Todd Reed- Chief Operating Officer, FSIS Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators

Industry Stakeholder

Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Carmen Rottenberg- Administrator, FSIS Thursday, January 23, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS  Brian Ronholm, Consumer Reports, Director of Food Policy Collaboration
Carmen Rottenberg - Administrator, FSIS Thursday, January 23, 2020
Telephonic
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS; Michelle Catlin- International Coordination Executive, FSIS; Philip Bronstein- Assistant Administrator, OFO; Cara LeConte- Chief Financial Officer, FSIS; Rachel Edelstein- Deputy Assistant Administrator, OPPD; Carole Spencer- Program Manager, OFO; Elamin Osman- Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, FSIS; Brianna Robinson Verloop- International Affairs Specialist, FSIS   Jim Sumner, President, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC);  Bill Westman, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, NAMI; Travis Arp, Senior Director, US Meat Export Federation;  Jean Murphy, Senior Director, USAPEEC;  Kent Bacus, Director of International Trade and Market Access, National Cattleman's Beef Association; Kent Swisher, Vice President of International Programs, National Renderers Association; Maria Zieba, Director of International Affairs, National Pork Producers Council Export Issues
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS  Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Washington, DC
Philip Bronstein- Assistant Administrator, OFO Charles Hatcher- Agriculture Commissioner of Tennessee; Blayne Arthur- Agriculture Secretary of Oklahoma; Sara Arsenault- Manager (NASDA) State Inspection and Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program

Consumer Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • James Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Jaydee Hanson, Center for Food Safety
    • Brian Ronholm, Consumer Reports
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Adam Garber, Consumer Watchdog, U.S. PIRG
    • Robyn Robbins, UFCW International Union
  • Teleconference Attendance
    • Pat Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • James L. Ragos, Stop Foodborne Illness

Consumer Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • James Rogers, Consumers Union
    • Sarah Borron, Government Accountability Project
    • Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Jaydee Hanson, Center for Food Safety
    • Brian Ronholm, Consumer Reports
    • Tony Corbo, Food and Water Watch
    • Adam Garber, Consumer Watchdog, U.S. PIRG
    • Robyn Robbins, UFCW International Union
  • Teleconference Attendance
    • Pat Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Rachel Lyons, United Food and Commercial Workers
    • James L. Ragos, Stop Foodborne Illness

Industry Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Dan Kovich, National Pork Producers
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Keegan Cassady, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • Andrew Bailey, National Pork Producers Council
    • Lindy Froebel, National Turkey Federation
    • Lisa Picard, National Turkey Federation
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Oscar Garrison, United Egg Producers
    • Jean Murphy, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council

Industry Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Andrew Bailey, National Pork Producers Council
    • Andrew Cotton, AFJ & Associates
    • Bob Hibbert, Morgan Lewis
    • Brett Schwemer, Olsson, Frank, Weeda Law
    • Brian Eyink, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Brian Sylvester, Foley & Lardner LLP
    • Casey Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
    • Charles Penry, Tyson Foods
    • Dan Kovich, National Pork Producers Council
    • Keegan Cassady, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Kelly Nuckolls, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • Kristen Spotz, Grocery Manufacturers Association
    • Lawrence Bryant, MICA
    • Lia Biondo, United States Cattlemen's Association & American Dairy Coalition
    • Mark Dopp, North American Meat Institute
    • Pamela Abney, Mountaire Farms, Inc.
    • Randy Green, United Egg Association
    • Tiffany Lee, North American Meat Institute
    • Zachary Gihorski, Olsson, Frank, Weeda Law
    • Lindy Froebel, National Turkey Federation
    • Lisa Picard, National Turkey Federation
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Andrea Perkins, Superior Farms
    • Ashley Peterson, National Chicken Council
    • Barb Masters, Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Barbara Negron, North American Natural Casing Association
    • Bryan Miller, Wayne Farms
    • Buffy Montgomery, Conagra
    • Charlotte Waller, VPGC, LLC
    • Chris Forgues, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Dan Etzler, Cargill
    • Dane Bernard, Bold Bear Food Safety
    • Denise Heard, USPOULTRY
    • Hiroko Bray, Smithfield
    • Jolyda Swaim, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
    • Juanfra DeVillena, Wayne Farms LLC
    • Kara Schoonover, Foley & Lardner
    • Katie Hanigan, Smithfield Foods
    • Keith Day, Twin Rivers Foods
    • Kim Rice, Rose Acre Farms
    • Laura Bachmeier, National Pork Board
    • Leonard Lang, Agro
    • Mandy Carr, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Morgan Henriott, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Norm Robertson, North American Meat Institute
    • Peter Matz, Food Marketing Institute
    • Rafael Rivera, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association
    • Riette van Laack, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC
    • Riette van Laack, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC
    • Roya Galindo, North American Meat Institute
    • Suzanne Finstad, Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Tina Rendon, Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
    • Tony Pavel, Cargill
    • Travis Arp, U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Valerie Tapley, Wayne Farms, LLC
    • Zach Cameron, Tyson Foods, Inc.

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 Feb 27, 2020