FSNS Appoints Barry Carpenter as Advisor


Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) has announced that Barry Carpenter has joined the company as Senior Advisor for Regulatory Affairs and Client Relations. He will be assisting FSNS customers and their management teams in working with FSIS and FDA along with many trade organizations.


Prior to joining FSNS, Carpenter worked for the USDA where he served as Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Livestock and Seed Program. In the area of international marketing, he represented the United States on the United Nations Committee on Agriculture from 1990 to 2006 and chaired the meetings of the Specialized Section on the Standardization of Meat from 1994 to 2006.

 Carpenter graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor degree in Animal Science in 1969. He participated in numerous training courses during 37 years with the Federal Government including labor relations, financial management, and legislative process. Carpenter received numerous governmental awards, including Presidential Rank Awards from both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. His industry awards include the National Meat Association’s prestigious E. Floyd Forbes Award for his contributions to the livestock and meat industry, the pork industry’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Meat Institute’s Richard E. Lyng Award for Public Service. Carpenter was also inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame.