Attention all STEC CAP Collaborators! NIFA is currently looking to fill the position of Deputy Director for the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition. If you, or someone you know, is qualified and interested in this opportunity, please see the following description from NIFA and the linked posting.
"NIFA is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Director for the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition. This is a critical leadership position for NIFA and is a permanent career SES position. Our goal is to have an extensive search that attracts a very broad and diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. The position is currently posted on USA Jobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/385904800) and will soon be posted on the NIFA website under job opportunities. The job announcement number is AG-22-2015-0016. All applications must be received by December 5, 2014."
STEC is an acronym for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Most E. coli bacteria are normal inhabitants of the intestinal tracts of humans and animals, and are non-pathogenic (do not cause disease).
Human outbreaks of STEC-related disease occur through consumption of contaminated food or water, through direct contact with infected animals or environments contaminated by their feces, or by direct human-to-human contact with infected persons (i.e. secondary infections). Cattle and other ruminant animals, such as deer, are natural reservoirs of STEC, which can lead to contamination of meat and milk during harvest and processing.
Seminar Announcment: Meat Safety Management in a Complex World by Scott Goltry, Vice President of Technical Services, American Meat Institute, February 26th, 4:00pm The live stream will be available at
Secretary's Honor Award to member of the USDA STEC Team (Source: USDA-ARS)
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