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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #06-013
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SACRAMENTO-March 14, 2006-CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing four vacancies on the Avocado Inspection Committee. The vacancies consist of two grower representatives, one handler representative and one alternate grower representative. The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Avocado Inspection Program.

The term of office for a committee member is two years. Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration.

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment, as a member or alternate, should submit to the department a resume listing qualifications and experience, including a letter of recommendation from a member of the avocado industry.  Applications should be sent to Donella Boreham, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Avocado Inspection Program, 326 State Place, Escondido, CA 92029, or emailed to The application deadline is March 28, 2006.

The Avocado Inspection Program protects the consumer and industry by providing uniform inspection to all avocados ensuring that consumers are getting what they pay for. For additional information on the Avocado Inspection Program and committee vacancies, contact Donella Boreham, California Department of Food and Agriculture at (760) 743-4712.


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