SACRAMENTO, August 20, 2014 Ė The California Department of Food and Agricultureís Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing a vacancy on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee. The committee makes recommendations to the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to quality standards for shell eggs, uniformity of inspection, adjustment of fees for administration and enforcement, and the annual budget.
ESQM monitors egg quality at production, wholesale, and retail levels. The goal is to provide California consumers with eggs that are wholesome, properly labeled, refrigerated, and of established quality, while maintaining fair and equitable marketing standards in the California egg industry.
The vacancy is for an alternate industry memberís unexpired 16-month term representing Southern California. Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses, such as mileage, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses. Applicants for this vacancy must be a registered egg handler or a representative of a registered egg handler in the state of California. Individuals interested in being considered for this appointment should send a brief resume by September 19, 2014 to:
Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814