Food Safety Summit

Food Safety Summit


Hany SidrakDr. Hany Sidrak
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Field Operations (OFO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS)

Dr. Hany Sidrak was appointed deputy assistant administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Office of Field Operations (OFO) in May 2018. Dr. Sidrak has been committed to ensuring the FSIS' Strategic Goals – 1: Prevent Foodborne Illness and Protect Public Health; 2: Transform Inspection Strategies, Policies and Scientific Approaches to Improve Public Health; and 3: Achieve Operational Excellence – have been successfully implemented.

Some of Dr. Sidrak’s major accomplishments consisted of developing and leading modernization efforts, including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models Project, New Swine Inspection System, and New Poultry Inspection System. He plays a critical role in guiding OFO district offices that oversee more than 6,800 geographically dispersed plants to ensure that meat, poultry and processed egg products are inspected for wholesomeness, safety and proper labeling. In addition to domestic and exported products, Dr. Sidrak leads the inspection of imported products to ensure that public health is protected at home and abroad.

Dr. Sidrak joined FSIS in November 1991 as an in-plant veterinarian covering large volume poultry producing establishments in the Delmarva and Shenandoah areas. Moving to FSIS headquarters in March 1997, he has served as a staff officer with the Office of Policy and Program Development, director of the Recall Management Staff, and program manager for field operations. Dr. Sidrak served as an executive associate for regulatory operations from April 2012 to May 2018, where he provided leadership to the district offices and field personnel to protect the public’s health.

Dr. Sidrak is a 1984 graduate of Cairo University, College of Veterinary Medicine.