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Faces of Food Safety

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When American consumers think of the United States Department of Agriculture, it's often 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.

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Dr. Tempora Fisher

  Dr. Tempora Fisher, DVM
Dr. Fisher is a Veterinary Medical Officer in the Office of Field Operations (OFO), working out of headquarters in Washington, DC as part of the Recall Management and Technical Analysis Division.
     

Dr. Gregory Shaw

  Dr. Gregory Shaw
Memphis-based Public Health Veterinarian Gregory Shaw ensures that the nation’s food supply is safe from seen and unseen dangers.
     

Thomas Collaro

  Thomas Collaro
Thomas Collaro is a Senior Compliance Investigator based in Philadelphia, Pa., serving the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit’s (OIEA) Northeast region.
     
Kelli Willis   Kelli Willis
Food Defense Analyst Kelli Willis protects consumers from emergencies; her office supports FSIS' preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives.
     
Louis Bluhm, Ph.D.   Louis Bluhm, Ph.D.
Louis Bluhm, Ph.D., is the lead chemist on the Laboratory Quality Assurance Staff and administrator of the FSIS Accredited Laboratory Program.
     
Meryl Silverman   Meryl Silverman, Ph.D.
Food technologist Meryl Silverman, Ph.D., helps ensure that FSIS policy development initiatives have a strong scientific basis. She provides guidance that helps industry comply with FSIS’ regulatory requirements.
     
Dr. Stephanie Defibaugh-Chavez   Dr. Stephanie Defibaugh-Chavez
A love of science led microbiologist Defibaugh-Chavez to FSIS, where she works with many stakeholders and makes recommendations using the best available scientific information.
     
Natalie Martin   Natalie Martin
Natalie L. Martin is Deputy Director of the Internal Controls Staff, in the Office of the Administrator, located in Dallas, Texas.
     
Jeffery Barham   Jeffrey Barham
Barham is a Frontline Supervisor based in Topeka, Kansas, serving in FSIS’ Springdale District. He finds new challenges and issues to resolve every day.
     
Dr. Randall Kumpost, DVM   Dr. Randall Kumpost, DVM
Dr. Randall Kumpost is a Supervisory Enforcement, Investigation, Analysis Officer/Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian (SEIAO/SPHV) serving in FSIS’ Des Moines district.
     
Photo of Anthony Thompson   Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson, a Training and Program Analysis Specialist with FSIS’ Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, manages several of the Agency’s leadership and career development programs,
     

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Last Modified Dec 05, 2016