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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contacts:
Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, slyle@cdfa.ca.gov
CDFA ANNOUNCES VACANCIES ON AVOCADO AND FEED INSPECTION COMMITTEES
CDFA
Release #12-009
SACRAMENTO, March 26, 2012 The California Department of Food and Agriculture is announcing vacancies on two committees which make recommendations to CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on issues related to avocado and feed inspection programs. These positions are vital to help oversee associated inspection programs that ensure quality standards within the marketplace.
 
Four vacancies are available on the California Avocado Inspection Committee. This program protects consumers and avocado growers by providing uniform inspections of avocados, and ensuring that the product meets size requirements, contains minimal defects and has an appropriate package count. Vacancies include: one handler member, two grower members, and an alternate grower member.  For further information on the vacancies and application requirements, please contact Susan Shelton at (916) 900-5030 or susan.shelton@cdfa.ca.gov

Two vacancies are available on the Feed Inspection Advisory Board. This board makes regulatory and enforcement recommendations to help ensure that commercial feed inspections contribute to a clean and wholesome supply of milk, meat, and eggs. Vacancies are for two commercial feed industry representatives and applicants should hold a current California Commercial Feed License. For further information on the vacancies and application requirement, please contact Maria Hicks at (916) 900-5022 or maria.hicks@cdfa.ca.gov

The Feed Inspection Advisory Board and the California Avocado Inspection Committee are industry-funded programs that contribute to a safe, abundant, and quality food supply within the state. For more information on these and other CDFA programs, please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov

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