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California Department of Food and Agriculture
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Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON THE AVOCADO INSPECTION COMMITTEE
CDFA
Release #08-013
SACRAMENTO- The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Avocado Inspection Program is announcing four vacancies on the California Avocado Inspection Committee.  This committee makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the California Avocado Inspection Program.

The vacancies include: two grower representatives, one handler representative and an alternate grower representative. The term of office for committee members 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.

The California Avocado Inspection Program protects the consumer and industry by providing uniform inspections of avocados, ensuring that the product meets size requirements, contains minimal defects and has an appropriate package count. This program ensures that avocados purchased by consumers have met with standards established by the industry to provide a quality product in the marketplace.

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should send a letter of consideration and include a letter of recommendation from an avocado handler or grower. Nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.  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 dboreham@cdfa.ca.gov.

For further information on the Avocado Inspection Program and committee vacancies, contact Donella Boreham at (760) 743-4712.

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