Constituent Update - March 19, 2021
USDA Announces Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety
On March 16, USDA named Sandra Eskin Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety. Sandra comes to USDA from The Pew Charitable Trusts where she served as the Project Director for Food Safety. Prior to joining Pew, she was a public policy consultant to consumer and public interest organizations, providing strategic and policy advice on a range of consumer protection issues, including food safety, dietary supplement safety, and food and drug labeling and advertising. Sandra held the roles of Federal Government Staff Attorney and Legislative Representative for the Consumer Federation of America and served as Deputy Director of the Produce Safety Project, a Pew initiative at Georgetown University. She has served on numerous federal advisory committees and received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her juris doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Reminder: FSIS to Host Webinar on Egg Products Final Rule’s Impact on Imports and Exports
From 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on March 22, 2021, FSIS will host a public webinar that will be of particular interest to USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and American Egg Board (AEB) industry members. The webinar will focus on impacts of the Egg Products Inspection Regulations final rule on import and export programs.
Participants must pre-register for this event. Once you are registered, you will receive a link to join, dial-in number, access code, and unique Attendee ID for the event.