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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 #23-133
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SACRAMENTO, August 7, 2023 – 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 committee is composed of individuals who have a financial interest, either personal or through their employment, in a commodity represented. Current vacancies include one position representing oranges, other citrus fruits or table grapes; one position representing a fresh fruit commodity group; four positions representing broccoli, tomatoes or lettuce; one position representing a vegetable commodity group; and one position 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 Sarah Cardoni, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch, 1220 ‘N’ Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or via e-mail to

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



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