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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 #16-016
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SACRAMENTO, May 12, 2016 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) announces one vacancy on the Rendering Industry Advisory Board (RIAB).  RIAB 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 
       Rate and collection of license fees and penalties
       Acquisition and use of equipment
       Posting and noticing changes in bylaws, general procedures, or orders
       All matters pertaining to Food and Agricultural Code Division 9, Part 3, Chapter 5, including, but not   limited to, the inspection and enforcement program, annual budget, necessary fees to provide adequate services, and regulations required to accomplish the purposes of the chapter
The vacancy is for an industry member and a partial term that will expire on November 1, 2016. Applicants must be affiliated with a licensed renderer, collection center, dead hauler, 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 for RIAB appointment should send a brief resume by May 27, 2016 to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: Dr. Doug Hepper.
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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