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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: Steve Lyle (CDFA), 916-654-0462 , officeofpublicaffairs@cdfa.ca.gov

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #21-170
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CDFA ANNOUNCES VACANCY ON THE RENDERING INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

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SACRAMENTO, December 15, 2021 - 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). The RIAB makes recommendations to the Secretary on matters pertaining to:

• Adoption, modification, and repeal of regulations and procedures
• Procedures for employment, training, supervision, and compensation of inspectors and other persons
• 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

This vacancy, for an industry member, was created as a result of a resignation. Therefore, the appointee will serve the remainder of the term, which expires on September 30, 2024. Applicants must be affiliated with a licensed renderer, collection center, dead animal hauler, or registered transporter of inedible kitchen grease. Board members 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. Applicants interested in being considered for this RIAB appointment should submit a resume by January 14, 2022, to:

Ms. Mae Abbott
Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch 1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
mae.abbott@cdfa.ca.gov

Additional information is available on the MPES web page at: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/index.html

You may also contact Branch Chief Paula Batarseh of the Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch at (916) 900-5004.


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