Texas Tech University

One of them could be USDA under secretary for food safety

Dan Flynn

October 27, 2017

Food Safety News - President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue may be close to revealing who will be named, subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, the next USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety.

Professor Mindy M. Brashears, who is the Director of the International Center for Food Industry at Texas Tech University.

Her testimony as an expert witness for Beef Products Inc. last summer helped the Sioux City, IA, food company negotiate at least $177 million from Disney-owned ABC News in historic agriculture disparagement litigation.

Brashears told the jury that BPI's lean finely textured beef (LFTB) is meat, is beef, is nutritious and is entirely safe to eat. Many media organizations referred to it as "pink slime," but BPI's owners sued ABC News.

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