Undersecretary for Food Safety

President Obama today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Elisabeth Hagen as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Food Safety. Hagen will serve with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

"There is no more fundamental function of government than protecting consumers from harm, which is why food safety is one of USDA’s top priorities," said

 As the newly appointed deputy commissioner for food safety at the FDA, Michael Taylor has a lot on his plate.  Many different things to accomplish, not least of which a ramped up, more proactive approach to food safety within the agencies of government.  Perhaps the creation of a unified governmental body for all things