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Faces of Food Safety: Dr. Gregory Shaw - A Line of Defense for Food Safety

Shaw performs the Kidney Inhibition Swab (KIS) test that is used to detect antimicrobial drugs within the kidney.Dr. Gregory Shaw is a Public Health Veterinarian based in Memphis, Tenn., serving the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in the Jackson District. As a Public Health Veterinarian, Shaw ensures that the nation’s food supply is safe from seen and unseen dangers. “My role consists of ensuring that all animals are treated humanely, completing of daily food safety tasks, staying up to date on export requirements and working with inspection personnel within the establishments to maintain the wholesomeness of the farm to table continuum,” Shaw said.

Shaw recently served as the waste reductions team lead on FSIS’ Green Initiative Committee. This committee assists the Agency in maintaining a beautiful planet for future generations. Shaw is also an i-Impact trainer. “I ensure that each person I train understands how important their work is to food safety and our great nation,” said Shaw.

“I ensure that each person I train understands how important their work is to food safety and our great nation.”

Dr. Gregory Shaw

While earning his bachelor’s degree in Animal and Poultry Science at Tuskegee University, Shaw interned with the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. “This early agricultural experience piqued my interest in USDA and more specifically, FSIS. My desire to be part of the food safety mission grew when I graduated from Veterinary School,” Shaw said.

Shaw believes that all food that goes on the tables of Americans should be unadulterated and that all animals should be treated humanely. “It is an honor to serve my country in such an important capacity,” he said. “I enjoy the everyday impact that I have on protecting the food supply of the country I love. With an ever-changing microbial climate, I like knowing that I serve as a line of food defense for food safety.”

When Shaw is not protecting consumers by making sure the nation’s food supply is safe, he is a professional jazz musician. Raised in a house of musically gifted people, music has always been his greatest love, along with animals.

 

 

Last Modified Nov 08, 2016