According to The Hill, Brian Ronholm, former Deputy for Food Safety at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) has been named the Acting Undersecretary for Food Safety. He replaces Elisabeth Hagen, who left for an advisory post with the consulting firm Deloitte this month. President Obama has yet to name a permanent successor to the position.
He started as Deputy Undersecretary in 2011, after working for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) on agriculture appropriations issues. In his new position, Ronholm will oversee the Food Safety and Inspection Service, which regulates most meat and poultry and some egg products.
The Hill article