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Ronnie Dunn

EAS Independent Consultant

Ronnie Dunn was selected as the first Director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) International Liaison Office in Beijing, China from July 2019-2022. In this role, Dunn shared best practices and promote the highest food safety standards and policies with food safety officials throughout China.

Ronnie joined USDA FSIS in 1984. Ronnie served as the Director of Internal Affairs for FSIS, was instrumental in creating the office, which was located organizationally in the Office of the Administrator and conducts investigations and assessments throughout the United States, some of which have led to criminal convictions and resulted in major public health food recalls. Additionally, under Ronnie’s direction, the office also conducted investigations for other USDA agencies.

Prior to being named Director of Internal Affairs, Ronnie was a Supervisory Compliance Investigator, where he led investigators in commerce surveillance reviews to ensure amenable product was wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. He also led criminal, civil and illness outbreak investigation efforts related to violations under FSIS’ regulatory jurisdiction.

Ronnie also worked as a poultry and red meat slaughter inspector. Over 38 plus years, Ronnie has served as a Food Technologist, Processing Inspector, Compliance Investigator, Supervisory Investigator, and a Frontline Supervisor.

From his roles in the field, Ronnie has extensive experience in slaughter and processing inspection of meat and poultry products, as well as import and exports.

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