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New FSIS Leadership Announced

Paul Kiecker to serve as administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Paul Kiecker, Fsis Administator

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). He will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is leaving federal service after a career spanning two decades.

Since joining FSIS in 1988 as a food inspector, Kiecker has served in a number of roles at the agency, including deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Field Operations. He was named deputy administrator for the FSIS in May of 2018 and served as the agency’s acting administrator until January 2019.


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