April 4, 2003
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Elsa Murano to be Under Secretary of Food Safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Murano will have oversight responsibilities of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Her nomination had the endorsement of several industry groups, including the National Food Processors Association (NFPA). NFPA Executive Vice President of Government Affairs called Murano "richly qualified to lead USDA's food safety activities."