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Faces of Food Safety

When American consumers think of the United States Department of Agriculture, it's almost always in connection with the mark of inspection that can be found on labels and products.

That mark serves as a seal of approval, bolstering consumers' confidence that the meat, poultry and processed egg products they are about to enjoy are safe and wholesome. And that confidence comes as a result of the work of the men and women of the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

"Faces of Food Safety" introduces you to the men and women who play a role in making our food safe.


   
Guillermo Orquiz CSI Guillermo Orquiz
Practicing food safety at work, at home and in the community is essential for Guillermo Orquiz, a rotating CSI in the Albuquerque, N.M., circuit. The 7-year FSIS employee knows the importance of his job and tries to impart his knowledge to consumers of all ages.
   
CSI Michael Cawvey Michael Cawvey
CSI Michael Cawvey has been an inspector at beef, swine, goat, sheep, elk, buffalo, ostrich and poultry slaughter plants. Currently, he is assigned to a squab (young pigeon) slaughter facility and to a processing facility in a prison.
   
Kristin Beaty Kristin Beaty
Food safety is a core value for Kristin Beaty, a food inspector in Wakefield, Nebraska who works to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of processed egg products.
   
Rachel Johnson-DeRycke

Rachel Johnson-DeRycke
Rachel Johnson-DeRycke, a risk analyst in OPHS, is a key player in FSIS' policy development process. Learn how she has an impact on public health.

   

Dr. Jarrel B. (Brent) Perry, DVM 
Meet Dr. Brent Perry, a supervisory veterinary medical officer and frontline supervisor in the Dallas district. During his years in the food industry, he has been both a producer and regulator.  

   
Dr. Chau Vu Dr. Chau Vu 
Dr. Vu holds many titles: FSIS Supervisory Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer, Captain with the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Doctor of podiatry and pharmacy, and wife and mother.
   
Michael Gafrancesco Michael Gafrancesco
This consumer safety inspector in Syracuse made a tremendous difference in the lives of others during this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign.
   
Shunekia McAuley-Spears Shunekia McAuley-Spears
“I love food, and I love science,” says McAuley-Spears, a consumer safety inspector in New Orleans who is celebrating her tenth year with FSIS.
   
Photo, Mike Piotrowski Michael Piotrowski
Consumer safety inspector Piotrowski makes sure that plants are in compliance with FSIS regulations and ensures that the integrity of the mark of inspection is maintained.
   
Barry Rhodes Barry Rhodes
Rhodes thrives in a fast-paced work environment and likes the excitement that comes with being an FSIS program analyst and the liaison to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
   
Photo, Jeffery Jacobsen Jeffery Jacobsen
Jacobsen serves as an Enforcement, Investigations and Analysis Officer (EIAO) in the Des Moines district. EIAOs have a diverse and complex part to play in the FSIS mission.
   
Scott Seys
Senior Epidemiologist Seys solves scientific problems that directly impact public health. He enjoys collaborating and working with other federal, state and local agencies and national organizations.
   
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Last Modified Sep 02, 2014