U.S. Poultry and Egg Association has announced the appointment of Rafael Rivera as Manager, Food Safety and Production Programs.  He will guide USPOULTRY’s Food Safety and Production Program by developing on-going programs addressing major regulatory and technical challenges facing poultry operations.

Rivera joins USPOULTRY from Perdue Farms. His experience includes serving as Flock Supervisor, HACCP Coordinator, and Quality Assurance Supervisor. Rivera holds a bachelor of science in animal science degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master of science in poultry science degree from North Carolina State University.

“I am pleased to join the USPOULTRY team. USPOULTRY is made up of professionals in their fields who are committed to supporting the poultry industry,” remarked Rivera.

“We are excited to welcome Rafael to our organization. We are confident his strong food safety background will enhance USPOULTRY’s ability to serve the industry,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president.