2020 TRC - Salute to Agriculture Luncheon
DescriptionThe Lubbock Chamber of Commerce 2020 Salute to Ag Luncheon will feature Dr. Mindy M. Brashears, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, the highest-ranking food safety official in the United States.
Dr. Brashears will discuss the importance of agriculture and the U.S. food supply, share insight on why high standards are important in food safety and give an overview of the USDA’s vision for 2020.
Dr. Brashears oversees the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which has regulatory oversight for ensuring that meat, poultry and processed egg products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. She also serves as chair of the U.S. CODEX Policy Committee and offers expert scientific guidance to the CODEX Program, an international food standards-setting body of 188 member countries, that protects consumer health and sets international food standards. Dr. Brashears is committed to working closely with FSIS’ leadership to lead with science, build relationships, and influence behavior change to protect and promote public health.
Prior to joining USDA, Dr. Brashears was a professor of food safety and public health and the director of the International Center for Food Industry Excellence at Texas Tech University.
Sponsorships are still available this year, and individual tickets are $45. Chamber members receive a discounted price of $35.
For information about sponsorships, please contact Kyle Jacobson at 806-761-7000.