Media Contacts: CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACRAMENTO, November 30, 2017 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program is announcing a vacancy on the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC). The SEAC 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 one alternate industry member. The term of office for this vacancy is a limited term, expiring March 16, 2019. Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses, such as mileage, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses. Individuals interested in being considered for the SEAC 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 the SEAC appointment should send a brief resume by November 30, 2017 to:
Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager
California Department of Food and Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Additional information is available on the Egg Safety and Quality Management program’s web page at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/esqm.html. You may also contact Anthony Herrera, Egg Quality Manager at (916) 900-5062.
cc: Dr. Annette Jones, Director, Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Paula Batarseh, Branch Chief, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch