Dr. Richard Raymond

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Dr. Richard Raymond is the former Undersecretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2005-2008. He now works as a food safety and public health consultant. He is an editor for two food safety blogs, Meatingplace.com and Feedstuffs Foodlink. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical School with distinction and had longtime family practices in Nebraska, where he also served as that state's Chief Medical Officer.

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Opinion First of all, remember these opinions are mine and mine only. I am certain many would challenge or disagree with what I think was the biggest development to improve food safety. And before I begin to elaborate on my thinking, I will tell you why I picked 25 years as the timeline, since 25 years ago I was directing a family practice residency program in Omaha, NE, and my 18 residents and two high…