Obama Taps Hagen For Top USDA Food Safety Post

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 12:27 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have nominated Dr. Elisabeth Hagen to serve as the department's undersecretary for food safety, overseeing the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products.

Hagen currently works at the USDA as its chief medical officer, where she serves as an adviser to the USDA on a wide range of human health issues. The food safety post is currently held by deputy undersecretary Jerold Mande, who took on those duties after Richard Raymond resigned in...
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