News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contact:
Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
Release #05-022
SACRAMENTO, CA – California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura has announced nine member vacancies for the Standardization Advisory Committee. Appointments will consist of four fresh fruit representatives, four fresh vegetable representatives, and one “other commodities” representative. The committee makes recommendations to the secretary on all matters pertaining to the Standardization Program, annual budget, and the necessary fees to provide adequate inspection services.

As stated in Article 6.5, Section 42809 of the Food and Agricultural Code, the committee will be composed of individuals who have a financial interest, either personal or through their employment, in a commodity represented.  The term of office for each member is two years.  Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses.

Notification of the committee meetings and their meeting minutes can be found via the internet from the department’s Web page by going to the following Web site address:
Nominations will be accepted until filled.  Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should send a letter of consideration and include a letter of recommendation from the industry to Gary Manning, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or send an email to  For additional information contact Gary Manning at, (916) 445-2180, extension 3514.


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