Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

The Comprehensive Work That Keeps America’s Food Safe

Food safety is a shared responsibility that starts with food producers and includes processors, shippers, retailers, and ultimately consumers. Along every step of this safety system, the U.S. government plays an important role by establishing standards, overseeing their enforcement, and using science to anticipate and address food safety challenges. In fact, no other businesses have […]

Staying Focused on the Fight Against Rabies

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened global awareness of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that move between animals and humans. Developing and administering vaccines to slow the spread of these diseases is a public health priority. Some illnesses, like rabies, already have effective vaccines, and we are well on our way to eliminating this deadly infection. […]

Winners of the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill Contest Announced

Animal lovers in Washington, D.C. tuned into a video announcement of the winners of the 12th annual Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill Contest.  The announcement was hosted virtually to continue the tradition of celebrating the pets of Capitol Hill, an especially important event during the pandemic, when our relationships with companion animals has taken on […]

Who Will Win?

All pets are winners, but only a select few have the distinction of being the Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill. Voting has closed for this year’s contest, but please tune in to learn the winners on Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 Eastern time during the Pet Week virtual announcement.

Dog Lovers Connect and Find Pup-Approved Love

If you’re looking for someone who loves dogs just as much as you, look no further than the new dog-lover dating app, Dig. The app, created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, was created for people who “live a dog-forward lifestyle” and want to romantically connect with someone of a similar mindset. Read more at People.com […]