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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contact: Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
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SACRAMENTO, CA – California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura has announced four member vacancies and three alternate member vacancies on the Wine Grape Inspection Advisory Committee. Appointments will be: three grower representatives, three alternate grower representatives, and one vintner representative.

The Wine Grape Inspection Advisory Committee is charged with making recommendations to the secretary on all matters pertaining to certification of the quality of grapes used for processing, inspection procedures, certification services rendered, and research. This committee also recommends the annual budget and fees to provide adequate inspection services.

The nominees must have a financial interest, either personal or through their employment, in growing or processing wine grapes. Potential nominees may only represent one winery or grower’s firm.  CDFA is seeking nominations representing major wine grape production areas in the state.

Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled. Individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member or an alternate member should send a brief resume and a letter of recommendation from the industry to Mr. Gary Manning, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.


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