Almanza reappointed as FSIS administrator

Almanza reappointed as FSIS administrator

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of Alfred V. Almanza as Administrator of FSIS, overseeing the regulation of meat, poultry and processed egg products.

Almanza has been in a limited term appointment as Administrator of FSIS since July 2007. In this position, he leads FSIS and its more than 9,500 employees in their mission of protecting public health through food safety. The appointment is subject to final approval from the Office of Personnel Management.

Since July 2007, Alfred V. Almanza has made several critical changes to agency policy to better ensure mission success and effective use of agency resources. He has worked hard to foster productive relationships with the National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals and other public health partners.

Almanza's FSIS career began in 1978 as a food inspector in a small slaughter plant in Dalhart, Texas. Since that time he has served in a variety of positions throughout the Agency including Deputy District Manager, Labor Management Relations Specialist and processing inspector. Prior to accepting the Administrator position, Almanza was the District Manager for the Dallas District where he provided leadership and direction to more than 600 employees located in more than 350 federally inspected establishments.
Source: USDA – United States Department of Agriculture


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