11/18/2013

Dr. Elisabeth Hagen announced Friday her resignation as USDA undersecretary for food safety in December, citing plans to enter the private sector. The announcement drew the reaction of members of Congress, consumer advocates, food-safety experts and industry associations, who largely praised her tenure. FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor echoed the sentiment, saying, "Her steadfast commitment to public health has made a big difference for food safety."

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