MDA Press Release
June 2018
Jun082018
Barr and Kober Selected as New Assistant State Veterinarians

State Veterinarian James Averill, DVM, announced today the selection of Nancy Barr, DVM, and James Kober, DVM, for the two Assistant State Veterinarian positions within the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division. Barr and Kober were the top candidates for the position after a nationwide search and selection process. The positions were open due to the recent retirement of Nancy Frank, DVM, and the upcoming retirement of Rick Smith, DVM. 

Jun082018
Advisory: Cut Melons Linked to Foodborne Illness in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and local health departments are working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and public health and regulatory officials in several states to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide linked to consumption of cut melons.

Jun012018
Slawinski Selected as MDARD Food and Dairy Division Director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gordon Wenk announced today the selection of Tim Slawinski as the director of the department’s Food and Dairy Division (FDD), effective Monday, June 4.  

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