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Officials' Calendar of Meetings, April 2014

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
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 4, 2014
Washington, DC
Adam Tarr, Acting Chief of Staff, OFS;
Alexandra Tarrant, Public Affairs Specialist, FSIS
Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star Interview – Food Safety
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 7, 2014
Washington, DC
  Kristina Butts, Executive Director; Mandy Carr Johnson, Sr. Executive Director, National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Meet and Greet
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 10, 2014
Washington, DC
  Michael Gilsdorf, DVM, National Association of Federal Veterinarians Agency Update
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 11, 2014
Washington, DC
  Kristina Butts, Executive Director, National Cattlemen's Beef Association;
Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator; James Riva, Director; Jim Bernau, Deputy Director, Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS)
National Plant Closing
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 11, 2014
Washington, DC
Philip S. Derfler, Deputy Administrator, FSIS Mark Dopp, Senior VP, American Meat Institute (AMI) Proposition 65 Proposed Nitrite Listing
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 16, 2014
Washington, DC
Dr. David Goldman, Assistant Administrator, FSIS Deidrea Mabry, Director, American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Meet and Greet with AMSA Director
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 16, 2014
Washington, DC
Philip S. Derfler, Deputy Administrator; Rick Harries, Director, FSIS Laurie Hueneke, Director, National Pork Producers Council;
Industry and Company Representatives from: AMI, JBS, NCBA, National Chicken Council, Seaboard, Smithfield, Tyson, U.S. Meat Export Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
China
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS April 17, 2014
Washington, DC
Philip Derfler, Deputy Administrator,  FSIS Management Council Industry Representatives Meeting
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 22, 2014
Washington, DC
Dr. Vivian Chen, Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS Representatives:  Office of the Secretary; Farm Service Agency; Office of Assistant Secretary on Civil Rights; Office of Advocacy and Outreach; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Risk Management Agency; Rural Development; National Agricultural Statistics Service; Agricultural Marketing Service; Economic Research Service; Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and Hmong Farmers and Fisherman Quarterly Conference Call on the upcoming program resource opportunities that are current.
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 23, 2014
Washington, DC
Dr. David Goldman, Assistant Administrator, FSIS American Meat Institute:  Mark Dopp, Betsy Booren, Jim Hodges Providing the United States Department of Agriculture's perspective on the State of California's recent proposal to list nitrite in combination with amines and amides as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 29, 2014
Washington, DC
Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator, FSIS Elanco Representatives:  Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant; Anujlen Anderson, DC Office; Dr. Kerry Keffaber, Veterinarian with Regulatory Team Antibiotics Labeling
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 30, 2014
Washington, DC
Adam Tarr, Acting Chief of Staff, OFS;
Dr. Vivian Chen, Deputy Assistant Administrator, FSIS
Representatives:  Office of the Secretary; Farm Service Agency; Office of Assistant Secretary on Civil Rights; Office of Advocacy and Outreach; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Risk Management Agency; Rural Development; National Agricultural Statistics Service; Agricultural Marketing Service; Economic Research Service; Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; and Hmong Farmers and Fisherman United States Department of Agriculture Poultry Farmer Working Group
Brian Ronholm, Acting Under Secretary, OFS April 30, 2014
Washington, DC
Adam Tarr, Acting Chief of Staff, OFS Lithuanian Representatives:  Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis; Foreign Affairs Minister Linas Linkevicius; Spokeswomen Rasa Jakelaitiene; and Attache Vaidotas Asmonas Urge acceleration of FSIS's equivalency determination for exports of meat to the United States and discuss ways to improve the bilateral relationship.

 
Abbreviations

  • 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

  • AMI—American Meat Institute
  • AMS—Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA
  • APHIS—Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA
  • BIFSCO—Beef Industry Food Safety Council
  • CFIA—Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • FAS—Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
  • FFAS—Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, USDA
  • FDA—U.S. Food and Drug Administration, HHS
  • FMI—Food Marketing Institute
  • GMA—Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • HHS—U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • HSUS—Humane Society of the United States
  • MRP—Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA
  • NAFV—National Association of Federal Veterinarians
  • NCBA—National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • NMA—National Meat Association
  • NRCS—Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

 

Last Modified May 13, 2014