Dr. William James capped a 28-year career at USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) as the agency’s chief veterinarian.
During his career in FSIS he worked in the offices of Field Operations, Policy, Science, and International Affairs. James supervised district offices, coordinated animal welfare enforcement throughout the country, directed ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of livestock and poultry, implemented pathogen and residue sampling and had executive oversight of import and export issues for FSIS.
He is now the chief consultant at William James & Associates where he assists poultry and meat companies with domestic and international issues of regulatory compliance, humane handling, supply chain security, equivalence, and other areas of food safety and international trade.
James received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University.
An avid outdoorsman, he has hiked, hunted and fished every likely spot from Louisiana to Virginia.