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FDA Realignment and what it means for state, local and industry partners.

Laurie Farmer, FDA

Laurie Farmer is the Acting Director of the Office of State Cooperative Programs responsible for the strategic planning, management and oversight of the office and three divisions – Division of Retail Food Protection, Division of Milk Safety, Division of Shellfish Sanitation.  She has been with the Food and Drug Administration for 27 years.  For the last 9 years she has served as the Director of State Cooperative Programs of the Southeast Region. In this role she is responsible for managing the State Cooperative Programs in the areas of Retail Food, Grade “A” Milk, Molluscan Shellfish and Radiological Health within the 8 States and 1 territory within the Southeast Region.  This includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and the U.S. territories Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Return to Conference Schedule