TUCKER, Ga. - Rafael Rivera was named Manager, Food Safety and Production Programs for the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). His responsibilities include developing on-going programs addressing major regulatory and technical challenges facing poultry operations.

“We are excited to welcome Rafael to our organization. We are confident his strong food-safety background will enhance USPOULTRY’s ability to serve the industry,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president.

Before joining USPOULTRY, Rivera worked for Perdue Farms where he was flock supervisor, HACCP coordinator and quality assurance supervisor. Rivera holds a bachelor of science in animal science degree from the Univ. of Puerto Rico and a master of science in poultry science degree from North Carolina State Univ.

“I am pleased to join the USPOULTRY team. USPOULTRY is made up of professionals in their fields who are committed to supporting the poultry industry,” Rivera said.