New USDA undersecretary of food safety nominated

USA Today is reporting that Elisabeth Hagen, current USDA chief medical officer, has been nominated for the post of undersecretary for food safety (also USDA). Hagen will serve with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who was quoted as saying “There is no more fundamental function of government than protecting consumers from harm, which is why food safety is one of USDA’s top priorities.” For more information check out the USA Today article here.