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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 #16-045
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SACRAMENTO – October 21, 2016- CDFA’s Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing two vacancies on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC). The committee makes recommendations to the secretary of CDFA 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 and food safety standards 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 term of office for a member of SEAC is three years.  Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses such as mileage, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.

The vacancies are for two industry members. One member is to be a company representative whose principal business is located out-of-state and is registered with the California Department of Food and Agriculture. The other member is to be a citizen or resident of the state of California and employed by a California egg company that is a registered California egg handler whose entire layer population is under 50,000.   Individuals interested in being considered for a SEAC appointment should send a brief resume and state which vacancy you are interested in by November 1, 2016, to:

Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager
California Department of Food & Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Additional information is available on the Egg Safety and Quality Management program’s web page at You may also contact Anthony Herrera, ESQM Program Supervisor at (916) 900-5062.


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