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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, February 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
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS  Monday, February 3, 2020
Washington, DC
Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS Betsy Booren, Senior Vice President Regulatory and Technical Affairs, Consumer Brands Association; Stacy Papadopoulos, Senior Vice President of Operations, Consumer Brands Association   Smartlabel Program
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Telephonic
Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS James Reagan, Meat Sciences & Food Safety Specialist, Zoetis; Russell Cross, Professor, Texas A&M Salmonella Blue Ribbon Task Force
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Washington, DC
Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS Darin Detwiler, Assistant Dean, Northeastern College of Professional Studies Collaboration on Food Safety Efforts
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS  Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator; Carol Blake - Assistant Administrator, OPACE; Philip Bronstein - Assistant Administrator, OFO; Hany Sidrak, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OFO; Denise Eblen, Assistant Administrator, OPHS; Kis Robertson Hale, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OPHS; Terri Nintemann, Assistant Administrator, OPPD; Rachel Edelstein, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OPPD; Aaron Lavallee, Deputy Assistant Administrator, OPACE; Karen Hunter, Chief of Staff, FSIS; Atiya Khan, Deputy Chief of Staff, FSIS; Sheryl Shaw, Director, OPHS; Evelyne Mbandi, Director, OPHS; Matthew Michael, OPPD; William Griffin, Branch Chief, OFO   
Kristin Lindahl, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Cargill
Brian Eyink, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jeremiah Johnson, Corporate Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Hormel
Ashley Peterson , Senior Vice President, National Chicken Council
Lisa Wallenda Picard, Senior Vice President, Policy, Trade and Regulatory Affairs, National Turkey Federation
Casey Gallimore, Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, North American Meat Institute
Mark Dopp, Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, North American Meat Institute
John Dillard, Principal, Olsson Frank Weeda
Brett Schwemer, Managing Principal, Olsson Frank Weeda
Joe Holt, Vice President, Food Safety and Quality, OSI Group
Katie Hanigan, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Smithfield Food
Barb Masters, Vice President, Regulatory Policy, Food and Agriculture, Tyson Foods
Recall Roundtable
Carmen Rottenberg-Administrator, FSIS Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator and the FSIS Assistant Administrators

Michael Skahill, Vice President, Smithfield Foods
Kathleen Hanigan, Vice President, Food Safety, Smithfield Foods
Joel Roberson, Holland and Knight, Smithfield Foods

Operational Update
Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS Monday, February 10, 2020
Telephonic
Jason Hafemeister, Trade Counsel, OSEC; Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS; FSIS; Atiya Khan, Deputy Chief of Staff, FSIS; Brianna Robinson-Verloop, Program Analyst, FSIS, OIC; Shannon McMurtrey, Program Analyst, FSIS OIC

USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC): Jim Sumner, President; Jean Murphy, Vice President of Trade Policy and Technical Services

Export Issues
Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS Monday, February 10, 2020
Washington, DC
Roxanne Smith, Director, OPACE, FSIS Jeff DeYoung, Livestock Editor, Iowa Farmer Today Swine Modernization
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Wednesday, February 14, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker, Deputy Administrator, FSIS; Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS

James Reagan, Meat Sciences & Food Safety Specialist, Zoetis; Russell Cross, Professor, Texas A&M

Salmonella Blue Ribbon Task Force
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Thursday, February 20, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker, Deputy Administrator, FSIS; Shawna Newsome, Chief of Staff, OSEC, OFS

Consumer Stakeholder

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting 
Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS Thursday, February 20, 2020
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators

Consumer Stakeholder

Consumer Stakeholder Meeting 
Mindy Brashears- Deputy Under Secretary, OFS Thursday, February 20, 2020
Washington, DC
Paul Kiecker - Deputy Administrator, FSIS

Industry Stakeholder

Industry Stakeholder Meeting
Paul Kiecker- Deputy Administrator, FSIS  Thursday, February 20, 2020
Washington, DC
FSIS Assistant Administrators

Industry Stakeholder

Industry Stakeholder Meeting

Consumer Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Sarah Sorscher Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Tony Corbo Food and Water Watch
    • Robyn Robbins United Food and Commercial Workers
    • Thomas Gremillion Consumer Federation of America
  • Teleconference Attendance
    • Pat Buck Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Kara Morgan Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Tanya Roberts Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Mitzi Baum Stop Foodborne Illness

Consumer Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Sarah Sorscher Center for Science in the Public Interest
    • Tony Corbo Food and Water Watch
    • Robyn Robbins United Food and Commercial Workers 
    • Thomas Gremillion Consumer Federation of America
  • Teleconference Attendance
    • Pat Buck Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Kara Morgan Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Tanya Roberts Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention
    • Mitzi Baum Stop Foodborne Illness

Industry Representatives (OFS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Allison Rivera National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Andrew Bailey National Pork Producers Council
    • Brian Eyink Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Chase Adams American Sheep Industry Association
    • Chris Young American Association of Meat Processors
    • Hilary Thesmar Food Marketing Institute
    • Jessica Watson National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • John Dillard Olsson Frank Weeda Law
    • Kathryn Rose McCullough North American Meat Institute
    • Mark Dopp North American Meat Institute
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Denise Heard U.S. Poultry
    • Kathy Simmons National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Oscar Garrison United Egg Producers

Industry Representatives (FSIS)

  • In-person Attendance:
    • Ali Mohseni American Foods Group, LLC
    • Allison Rivera National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Andrew Bailey National Pork Producers Council
    • Andrew Cotton U.S. Seafood Distributors Association
    • Ashley Peterson National Chicken Council
    • Barbara Masters Tyson Foods
    • Barry Carpenter Food Safety Net Services
    • Brett Schwemer Olsson Frank Weeda Law
    • Brian Eyink Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Casey Gallimore North American Meat Institute
    • Charles Penry Tyson Foods
    • Chase Adams American Sheep Industry Association
    • Chris Young American Association of Meat Processors
    • Jessica Watson National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
    • John Dillard Olsson Frank Weeda Law
    • Juan Pio Hernandez U.S. Seafood Distributors Association
    • Kathryn Rose McCullough North American Meat Institute
    • Lawrence Bryant MICA
    • Lisa Weddig National Fisheries Institute
    • Mark Dopp North American Meat Institute
    • Pamela Abney Mountaire Farms
    • Tiffany Lee North American Meat Institute
  • Teleconference Attendance:
    • Andrea Perkins Superior Farms
    • Andrea Yablunosky SAY Consulting LLC
    • Ashley Eisenbeiser Food Marketing Institute
    • Barbara Negron North American Natural Casing Association
    • Brian Sylvester Foley & Lardner LLP
    • Bryan Miller Wayne Farms LLC
    • Charlotte Waller VPGC, LLC
    • Cheyenne McEndaffer U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Chris Forgues Hogan Lovells US LLP
    • Dan Etzler Cargill
    • Dane Bernard Bold Bear Food Safety
    • Denise Heard U.S. Poultry
    • Hilary Thesmar Food Marketing Institute
    • Hiroko Bray Smithfield
    • Jennifer McEntire United Fresh Produce Assn
    • Jolyda Swaim Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC
    • Juanfra DeVillena Wayne Farms LLC
    • Kara Schoonover Foley & Lardner
    • Kathy Simmons National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Katie Hanigan Smithfield Foods
    • Keith Day Twin Rivers Foods
    • Kelly Nuckolls National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
    • Kim Rice Rose Acre Farm
    • Kristin Lindahl Cargill
    • Leonard Lang IEA
    • Lia Biondo United States Cattlemen's Association and American Dairy Coalition
    • Mandy Carr National Cattlemen's Beef Association
    • Michael Schumpp North American Meat Institute
    • Morgan Henriott U.S. Meat Export Federation
    • Norm Robertson North American Meat Institute
    • Oscar Garrison United Egg Producers
    • Rafael Rivera U.S. Poultry and Egg Association
    • Riëtte van Laack Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC
    • Roya Galindo North American Meat Institute
    • Suzanne Finstad Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • Tina Rendon Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
    • Tyler Stephens Hygiena

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 06, 2020