Brian Ronholm Speaks on Important Vacant USDA Position

Arent Fox senior director of policy Brian Ronholm spoke to Food Chemical News about the importance of filling Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA, a position that has been vacant since December 2013.

Brian was Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety and became Acting Secretary in 2013 under the Obama Administration. He explained the importance of filling the role, saying that while the day-to-day issues are being handled, the larger agenda goals are not. Brian said, “You want to have that kind of big-picture vision that creates the agenda of how the agency will reduce foodborne illness rates over the coming years.” To read more about the position and its importance, click here


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