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Letter From The Editor: Brashears confirmation vote long overdue

March 1, 2020

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is getting a new top administrative officer. Paul Kiecker, who joined the agency in 1988 as a food inspector, is succeeding Carmen Rottenberg as FSIS Administrator.

Kiecker, who’s been deputy administrator since 2018, is the rare civil servant who moves from an entry-level position to the top job in the agency. There’s no reason to think he does not deserve it.