IAFP 2015: Taylor and Almanza Share the Same Stage in Portland

July 28, 2015

Tuesday’s schedule at the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in Portland, OR, featured the “Mike and Al Show” competing with lunch, but there still was a large crowd at the Oregon Convention Center to hear two of the nation’s top food safety officials.

Mike Taylor, Deputy FDA Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, and Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA, each gave a few remarks before opening themselves to questions. It was not long into the questioning before someone was trying to get a rise out of them.

Mike Taylor (left) and Al Almanza…