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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 ,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #21-079
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SACRAMENTO, July 16, 2021 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing vacancies on the Standardization Advisory Committee.
The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Standardization Program, as well as reviewing proposed regulations and making recommendations concerning assessment rates, fees to provide adequate inspection services and the annual budget.
The current vacancies include Fresh Fruit Members representing oranges, other citrus fruit and/or table grapes; Fresh Vegetable Members representing broccoli, lettuce or tomatoes; Other Fresh Vegetable Members representing any fresh vegetable commodity subject to standardization; Other Fresh Fruit Member representing cantaloupe and melon; and Other Commodity Member representing a commodity subject to the Standardization Program.
The term of office for committee members is two years. Members receive no compensation but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the California Department of Human Resources.
Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment should complete the Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (PMAQ) available at and obtain a letter of recommendation from an industry member. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Applications should be sent to Thomas Osborn, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or via e-mail to

For further information on the Standardization Program and STDZ vacancies, contact Stacey Hughes at (559) 977-5416.


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