U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Address IAFP 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (July 12, 2011) - IAFP is honored to host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as a featured speaker at IAFP 2011, the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Vilsack will speak to IAFP Members and attendees at the Frontier Airlines Convention Center on Wednesday, August 3, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In 2009, Mr. Vilsack was selected by President Obama to serve as United States Secretary of Agriculture. The USDA is one of two federal public health regulatory agencies charged with protecting the safety of the U.S. food supply. Through inspection, testing, and surveillance, the USDA ensures America's meat, poultry, and processed egg products are safe and wholesome. Prior to this position, Mr. Vilsack served two four-year terms as Governor of the state of Iowa from 1998-2006. He practiced law in Mount Pleasant, Iowa beginning in 1975, served as Mayor of Mount Pleasant in 1987, and was elected to the Iowa Senate in 1992 before running for Governor.
Mr. Vilsack holds a J.D. from Albany Law School in New York.
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The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.