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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 #22-039



Sacramento, April 4, 2022 - 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). SEAC 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 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, 2025. 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 appointment should send a brief resume by April 18, 2022 to:

Ms. Penny Arana
Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch 1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Additional information is available on the Egg Safety and Quality Management program’s web page at  You may also contact Michael Abbott, ESQM Manager at


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