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CDFA announces vacancies on animal, cotton boards

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The panels advise the state's agricultural agency.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced vacancies on the state's Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory Board, the Rendering Industry Advisory Board and the Cotton Pest Control Advisory Board.

Animal health

Three vacancies exist on the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory (CAHFS) Advisory Board. The CAHFS Advisory Board makes recommendations to CDFA and the University of California on matters pertaining to the operations of the CAHFS laboratory syste

The board consists of representatives of the livestock and poultry industries and practicing veterinarians who utilize the laboratory services.

Members serve for two-year terms and receive no compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred while attending board meetings.

Individuals interested in being considered for the CAHFS Advisory Board appointment should send a resume by today, March 5, to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Animal Health and Food Safety Services Division, Attention: Samuel Mercado, 1220 N Street, Sacramento, California 95814, or via email at [email protected].

For additional information, visit the CAHFS web page at: https://cahfs.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ or contact: Dr. Annette Jones, Director, Animal Health and Food Safety Services at (916) 900-5000.

Rendering

The CDFA's Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) is announcing two vacancies on the Rendering Industry Advisory Board (RIAB). RIAB makes recommendations to CDFA’s Secretary on all matters pertaining to the MPES Rendering Program, including:

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

The vacancies are for a public member and an industry member, and the term for each is 36 months.  Applicants for the public member position should have experience and expertise in water quality, publicly owned treatment works, and water infrastructure, or law enforcement. Applicants for the industry member position must be affiliated with a licensed renderer, collection center, dead animal hauler, or registered transporter of inedible kitchen grease. Members of the board 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 RIAB appointment should send a resume by March 12, 2021 to:

Laura Barlow, Program Manager Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch 1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814 [email protected]

Additional information is available on the MPES web page at: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/index.html. You may also contact Paula Batarseh, Branch Chief, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety at (916) 900-5004.

Cotton

Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the California Cotton Pest Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Pink Bollworm Program.

The term of office for a Board Member is unlimited. The Members receive no compensation, but are entitled to payment of necessary traveling expenses in accordance with the rules of the Department of Personnel Administration. Members are considered public officials and must be willing to comply with necessary disclosure requirements.

The vacancy is for a Merced County cotton grower representative. Individuals interested in being considered for the Board appointment should send a brief resume by May 1, 2021 to

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Integrated Pest Control Branch
2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, California 95833
Attention: Davis Tran

For additional information, visit the branch's web page at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/IPC/pinkbollworm/pbw_hp.htm; or contact: Michelle Dennis, Branch Chief of the Integrated Pest Control Branch at (916) 262-1102, by fax (916) 262-2020, or e-mail [email protected].

Source: California Department of Food and Agriculture, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 
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