CDFA Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division

Proposals to Adopt, Amend or Repeal Certain AHFSS Regulations

California Building Standards Commission (CBSC)

No actions are proposed by the Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services, at this time. For recent actions taken by the CBSC, please visit their website at:

Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch

The Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, Egg Safety and Quality Management Program, has made amendments to section 1358.7 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations relating to the procedures for the denial, suspension or revocation of an egg handling or egg producer registration certificate. This regulatory action was exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act pursuant to Food and Agricultural Code section 27561.5. The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and became effective on June 28, 2017.

ESQM Approval June 2017

For a complete set of California regulations, visit the California Code of Regulations web site.

For Information on regulations pertaining to interstate movement of animals, including California, check the USDA state regulations page.

For more specific questions about California interstate movement regulations, please call 916–651–6278 Monday through Friday 8–5 pm pacific time.

For a complete set of Federal Government Regulations, visit the Code of Federal Regulations web site.

For international regulations call the USDA Veterinary Services office at: 916–854–3900 Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4:00 or visit the USDA Veterinary Services websites for: Import or Export .


California's agricultural abundance is a reflection of the people who made the Golden State their home. In the process, they brought their agricultural heritage with them. Early California farmers and ranchers were the Spanish missionaries, followed by Mexicans, Japanese, Chinese and Russians. Today, nearly every nationality is represented in California agriculture.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to support this tradition of innovation and agricultural diversity by working with private industry, academia and public sector agencies. These partnerships allow the department to adapt public policy to a rapidly changing industry –– California agriculture.