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Alice L. Johnson, DVM
President, National Turkey Federation

Alice Johnson has been president of the National Turkey Federation since November 4, 2002.

Johnson came to NTF from the National Food Processors Association (NFPA), where she was vice president of food safety programs. Johnson directed NFPA's food safety activities related to food inspections, HACCP inspection and crisis management.

Prior to working with NFPA, Johnson served as NTF's vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs from March 1997 to May 2001. Her duties with the federation included serving as the turkey industry's spokesperson and acting as liaison to USDA and other federal regulatory agencies. Johnson provided detailed analysis as well as hands-on assistance to NTF members in the areas of animal health, food processing and food safety.

From June 1994 to March 1997, Johnson worked for the American Meat Institute (AMI) as director of scientific and technical affairs. At the institute, she conducted training courses to help AMI members prepare for implementation of USDA's HACCP pathogen reduction plan.

Johnson also worked for 11 years with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service as a circuit supervisor, where she ensured compliance with federal requirements in 27 meat and poultry processing facilities. She was a member of the HACCP Special Team, which developed the food safety concept for use in the meat and poultry industry.

Johnson received her B.S. degree in biology from Pfieffer College in Misenheimer, N.C., and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Ala.

She lives in Marshall, Va., with her husband, Kerry Hunt.

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