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!