Statement By Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Regarding the Confirmation of Dr. Richard Raymond as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety
July 1, 2005
"Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Richard Raymond by unanimous consent to serve as Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
"I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Raymond to the USDA team. He played an important role in efforts to protect Nebraska's food supply from terrorist threats and he brings that valuable insight to USDA. His leadership skills and keen ability to garner cooperation among stakeholders will serve the President and our department well in fulfilling the Food Safety and Inspection Service's mission to safeguard meat, poultry and egg products."