News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contact:
Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
Release #04-017
SACRMENTO, CA California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing four member vacancies on the California Avocado Inspection Committee.  Appointments will consist of one packer representative, two grower representatives, and one alternate grower representative. 

The California Avocado Inspection Committee is charged with making recommendations to the secretary on legislation, regulations, enforcement issues, administrative policies and procedures pertaining to the Avocado Inspection Program.  The committee also recommends the annual budget and fees to provide inspection services.

The committee generally meets two times per year in Orange County.  Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses.  The term of office for a member of the committee is two years.  Notification of the committee meetings can be found via the internet at

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment should send a resume outlining their qualifications and relevant experience, including a letter of recommendation from the avocado industry. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Nominations can be sent to Donella Boreham, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Avocado Inspection Program, 326 State Place, Escondido, CA 92029, or emailed to  For additional information contact Donella Boreham at (760) 743-4712.


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