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Jeff Canavan

Jeff Canavan

Deputy Director, Labeling and Program Delivery Staff, Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Jeff Canavan is Deputy Director of the Labeling and Program Delivery Staff (LPDS) in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) where he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of policies for food labeling, food standards, and ingredients for meat, poultry, and egg products.  

He has worked extensively on policy issues for food allergens, nutrition labeling, and the use of novel food safety interventions. Jeff also serves as the U.S. Alternate Delegate for the Codex Committee on Food Labeling.  Prior to his career with FSIS, he was a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps.  He is a registered dietitian and food technologist with a Master of Public Administration Degree and Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition.