Carmen Rottenberg

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Carmen Rottenberg most recently served as Deputy Administrator for FSIS, and since August 2017, as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for USDA’s Office of Food Safety. She has held several leadership roles in FSIS’s Office of the Administrator, including the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff. In these roles, she has spearheaded FSIS efforts to modernize inspection systems and implement science-based and innovative solutions to better protect consumers from foodborne illnesses. Through her leadership, she has ensured that FSIS programs are customer-focused and delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity. Rottenberg holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Hope College and a Juris Doctorate from American University. She will continue to serve as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety until a nominee for this position has been confirmed by the Senate.

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Opinion Note on the author: Carmen Rottenberg, administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service posted this alert today. As the head of a public health agency that ensures the safety of meat and poultry, food safety is my number one priority. Americans depend on us to keep their food safe. When you see the USDA mark of inspection, you can have confidence that the products have been inspected and passed – meaning that every…