Inspection and Compliance Branch1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • 916-900-5030 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shipping Point Inspection Program
- Standardization Program
- California Citrus Program
- Avocado Inspection Program
- Direct Marketing Program
- California Organic Program
Provides optional third party grading and certification service, and third party food safety verification audits to the fruit, nut, and vegetable industries throughout California. A Federal-State Cooperative Agreement with USDA authorizes CDFA inspectors to use federal grade standards for fresh produce, and issue federal-state inspection certificates recognized nationally and internationally.
Responsible for the enforcement and maintenance of minimum standards for quality, maturity, container, marking size, and packing requirements.
Ensures the established minimum maturity and quality standards are met, also provides the industry with current and accurate data regarding the state’s citrus acreage and citrus crop information.
CDFA provides oversight on inspections of avocados at the point of packing to ensure compliance with maturity, quality, size, and weight standards.
Responsible for enforcing provisions of the laws relative to Certified Farmers Markets and commmunity supported agriculture.
This program is responsible for enforcing provisions of the law which govern the sale of foods labeled as organic.