Confirmation of USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety

October 24, 2012
Washington, DC

National Turkey Federation (NTF) and its members congratulate Dr. Elisabeth Hagen on her confirmation as USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety.  We commend the United States Senate for confirming Dr. Hagen because this signals a continuing commitment to a science-based, risk-based inspection system.   


Dr. Hagen’s experience as a medical doctor, combined with her years of service at USDA, gives her the background and training necessary to build on the agency’s successes in enhancing the safety of the food supply and makes her well qualified to lead USDA‘s Food Safety and Inspection Service and to further strengthen its public health mission.

NTF looks forward to working with Dr. Hagen and to maintaining consumer confidence in the food supply through the ongoing evolution of the HACCP inspection system and the implementation of new science-based food safety technologies.


For more information, contact:  Sherrie Rosenblatt, vice president, marketing and communications (phone:  202-898-0100 x7227; E-mail: