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 Dr. Elisabeth Hagen left the USDA in December of 2013, leaving the position of the USDA’s Undersecretary for Food Safety vacant and President Obama chose not to fill it for the remainder of his term. Trump got Ted McKinney in as the USDA’s Undersecretary for Agriculture Trade and Foreign Affairs and my old friend from Nebraska, Greg Ibach, as the Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Affairs almost immediately after he put his left hand…
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…