Regulator Keynote: Meeting USDA Regulatory Requirements in Your Operation’s Processes

Dr. Hany Sidrak
Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Field Operations

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. He has 27 years of FSIS experience, and throughout that time, Dr. Sidrak has been committed to ensuring the Agency’s Strategic Goals – 1: Prevent Foodborne Illness and Protect Public Health; 2: Modernize Inspection Systems, Policies, and the Use of Scientific Approaches; and 3: Achieve Operational Excellence – have been successfully implemented.

Some of Dr. Sidrak’s duties consist of developing and leading modernization efforts, including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP). He plays a critical role in guiding OFO District Offices that oversee more than 6,000 geographically dispersed plants to ensure that meat, poultry and processed egg products are inspected for wholesomeness, safety, and truthful 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 five of the 10 district offices and field personnel to protect the public’s health.

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