Dedicated BAC! Fighter, Diane Van, Retires

PFSE team with Diane Van 2013
After 26 years dedicated to raising the bar on consumer food safety education, Diane Van recently retired from the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Diane started her career as a technical information specialist on the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline. She later became manager of the hotline and led the development of Ask Karen- USDA’s nationally-celebrated virtual consumer food safety representative. Diane later was promoted to Deputy Director of USDA’s Food Safety Education Staff where she played a major role in the development and implementation of the Ad Council’s Food Safe Families campaign.
Diane has been a great friend to the Partnership for Food Safety Education and the Fight BAC!® campaign.  She contributed immeasurably over the years to the Partnership’s success through participation on working groups and Partnership’s convenings.
Thank you Diane for a career dedicated to public service in consumer food safety education!