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USDA Announces New Food Safety Leadership

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue named Carmen Rottenberg as acting deputy under secretary for food safety, succeeding Al Almanza, who retired at the end of July. Rottenberg most recently served as deputy administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and was previously chief of staff and chief operating officer in the FSIS Office of the Administrator.

Perdue also appointed Paul Kiecker as the acting administrator of FSIS. Kiecker previously served as deputy assistant administrator for the FSIS Office of Field Operations and worked as a compliance investigator and supervisory compliance officer in the Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit.

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