Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond is
joining the Meatingplace team with a weekly blog called Food
(Safety) Fight that will discuss food safety policies and
Raymond brings a unique and educated perspective to the challenges of
food safety, having overseen U.S. food safety policy related to the
meat industry from 2005 through 2008. He is currently an affiliate
professor at Colorado State University and an industry consultant and
public speaker on food safety and public health issues.
Prior to joining USDA, Dr. Raymond was the chief medical officer for
the state of Nebraska. He was a rural family physician for 17 years.
Raymond's blog joins two other Meatingplace blogs — Cutting
to the Chase written by veteran industry executive Raoul Baxter
Perspective by Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, executive editor of POULTRY
magazine and a poultry science professor at Mississippi State
"Response to our industry blogs has been nothing short of
phenomenal," said Bill McDowell, editorial director for Meatingplace
and its sister publications. "This medium has enabled lively and
informed dialogue between our readers and other industry experts.
We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Raymond to our lineup and look forward
to watching these conversations continue to grow and evolve."
All Meatingplace blogs can be accessed from the shortcut menu
on the left side of the Meatingplace.com home page.