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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 #14-049
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SACRAMENTO, October 9, 2014 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety (MPES) branch announces two vacancies on the Rendering Industry Advisory Board.  The Board makes recommendations to CDFA’s Secretary on all matters pertaining to the MPES Rendering Program including:

• Adoption, modification, and repeal of regulations and procedures
• Procedures for employment, training, supervision, and compensation of inspectors and other personnel
• Rate and collection of license fees and penalties
• Acquisition and use of equipment
• Posting and noticing changes in bylaws, general procedures, or orders

The vacancies are for a public member and an industry member and are both 36-month terms.  Applicants for the public member position should have experience and expertise in water quality, publicly owned treatment works, water infrastructure, or law enforcement. Applicants for the industry member position must be a licensed renderer, collection center, or registered transporter of inedible kitchen grease.  Members of the board receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for transportation to and from meetings and for per diem expenses for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses. Individuals interested in being considered should send a brief resume by November 10, 2014 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: Dr. Jan Hershenhouse.

For additional information, visit the MPES web page at: or contact: Dr. Doug Hepper, Branch Chief, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety at (916) 900-5004, by fax
(916) 900-5334, or by e-mail



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