Vilsack puts Mande in charge of food safety.
Farm Futures Staff
The man who will be
Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA brings with him years of
experience in health, nutrition and epidemiology, food safety, and
public policy in both government and academia. Those are the credits
cited by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack when he announced that
Jerold Mande will fill the position overseeing food safety at USDA.
Most recently Mande
served as Associate Director for Public Policy at the YaleCancerCenter.
There he developed a national model to increase support for cancer
prevention and control, including diet, exercise and obesity. He also
initiated and helped manage the cancer center disparities program to
improve cancer control and care in underserved populations.
Prior to that Mande
served on the White House staff as a health policy adviser where he
helped lead key food safety, tobacco control and cancer initiatives
including expansion of FoodNet and PulseNet. He was also Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Occupational Health at the U.S. Department of