ARLINGTON – VA – FMI – The Food Industry Association is pleased that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Tom Vilsack as the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Secretary of Agriculture. Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer at FMI, offered the following statement on working with USDA under Secretary Vilsack’s leadership: 

“Secretary Vilsack’s experience and vision for meeting the substantial current challenges of food and agriculture is why we applaud his confirmation by the U.S. Senate today. The Secretary understands and embraces USDA’s mission to advance U.S. food and agriculture. We look forward to working with USDA, Secretary Vilsack and the Biden Administration on protecting food and nutrition, enhancing food safety, and mitigating food waste challenges.”