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FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg

Carmen Rottenberg

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Carmen Rottenberg was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in May 2018. As Administrator, Carmen advances the Agency’s vision and goals, with a focus on implementation of FSIS’ 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.

Carmen leads the FSIS Management Council to purposefully move the Agency forward through coordinated modernization efforts, and has made it her goal to effectively communicate Agency initiatives to prevent foodborne illness. As Administrator, she plays an integral role in ensuring that FSIS continues to fulfill its core mission to protect public health by keeping harmful meat, poultry, and processed egg products out of commerce and to keep consumers safe from foodborne pathogens.

From August 2017 through January 2019, Carmen served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary of the Office for Food Safety. From April 2016 to August 2017, she served as FSIS Deputy Administrator. Earlier in her FSIS career, she provided leadership to the Agency in key positions including Chief Operating Officer, and Chief of Staff. Carmen has been instrumental in leading key agency initiatives such as modernizing the agency’s food safety inspection systems, implementing Siluriformes inspection, and creating and updating pathogen performance standards.

Carmen began her federal career in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of General Counsel, and has experience working in the public and private sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a Juris Doctor Degree from American University’s Washington College of Law.

 

Last Modified Mar 26, 2019