During his news conference Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talked about the important role of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection service. FSIS does not currently have a leader in the new administration, but according to the Washington Post, two names have surfaced. Caroline Smith-Dewall and Barbara Masters.
Smith-Dewall is currently food safety director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Masters, a former FSIS administrator, is currently senior policy adviser at a
Neither Smith-Dewall nor Masters would comment on their conversations with the Obama administration.