The USDA has announced in its latest FSIS Constituent Update (available here) that Acting Deputy Under Secretary and FSIS Administrator Al Almanza is retiring on July 31, capping a 39 year career with the Agency. As he stated in his letter to employees, he is proud of the accomplishments to modernize food safety and he leaves knowing that the mission to protect public health will be in the good hands of the nearly 9,500 dedicated public servants of FSIS.

All are invited to join FSIS to celebrate Mr. Almanza’s retirement and to thank him for his contributions to food safety on USDA’s Whitten Patio on July 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

Source: FSIS Constituent Update