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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #08-037
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SACRAMENTO – California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura is announcing seven alternate member vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. 

The Shipping Point Inspection Committee is charged with making recommendations to the secretary of agriculture on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection Program, the annual budget, and the necessary fees to provide adequate inspection services.

Article 440571 of the Food and Agricultural Code states that the committee is to be composed of fruit and vegetable shippers that use the inspection and certification services of the department.  The term of office for a member of the Committee is three years.  Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for necessary traveling expenses.

Notification of the committee meetings and their meeting minutes can be found on the department’s Web page:

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment as a member or an alternate member should send a letter of consideration and include a letter of recommendation from the industry. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Nomination material can be sent to Vickie Baker, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Inspection and Compliance Branch, Shipping Point Inspection Program, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA  95814 or emailed to  For additional information contact Ms. Baker at (916) 445-2180.



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