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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 #24-049



SACRAMENTO, May 6, 2024 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) announces one vacancy for one public member on the Egg Safety and Quality Management’s (ESQM), Shell Egg Advisory Committee Board (SEAC).

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.

This vacancy is due to an upcoming term expiration. The membership term for this vacancy will be for 36 months. Applicants should not be a registered egg handler or a representative of a registered egg handler.

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 forthis SEAC appointment, should submit resumesby August 21, 2024, to:

Mrs. 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 E. Abbott, Egg Quality Manager at (916) 628-1721



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