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Statement Of the American Meat Institute On Announcement of Intent to Nominate Elisabeth Hagen, M.D., USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
 

(Attribute Statement to AMI President J. Patrick Boyle)

“The Under Secretary for Food Safety is an extremely important position to the meat and poultry industry and to all American consumers.  We are gratified that a person with Dr. Hagen’s scientific and medical training will lead the agency’s food safety efforts. 

The meat industry is proud of the progress that we have made in reducing bacteria on both fresh and ready-to-eat meat and poultry products over the last decade.  There is still more work to be done, however.  We look forward to working with Dr. Hagen and her team so that we may achieve our mutual goal:  ensuring the safest meat and poultry supply possible.”

 

 

 


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