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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
Release #05-013
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SACRAMENTO, CA California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing four member vacancies on the California Avocado Inspection Committee. Appointments will be: two handler representatives, one grower representative, and one alternate handler representative.

The 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 payment of travel expenses. The term of office for members of the committee is two years. Notification of the committee meetings and their meeting minutes can be found via the Internet from the CDFA web page by going to the following address:

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member or alternate member should send a resume outlining their qualifications and relevant experience including a letter of recommendation from the 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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