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Food Science faculty member reappointed to national board

Posted: July 19, 2010

Associate Professor of Food Science Catherine Cutter was recently reappointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection.
Catherine Cutter

Catherine Cutter

Established in 1971, the federal committee meets on food-safety concerns and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities. It also contributes to USDA's regulatory policy development. Recommendations are sent to USDA's Under Secretary for Food Safety for consideration and review by the Secretary of Agriculture.

 

"The diverse perspectives that National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection members bring is invaluable to our mission and success in ensuring the safety and wholesomeness of the foods we eat," said Vilsack. "I am firmly committed to aggressively decreasing the incidence of foodborne illnesses and with the support of these individuals, I am confident that we will be able to protect the American people's food supply."