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Press Release by the California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) is announcing two vacancies on the Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) program’s Shell Egg Advisory Committee Board (SEAC).

The ESQM program 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.

These vacancies for two industry members are being created because of upcoming term expirations. The membership terms for these vacancies will be for 36 months. Applicants from the industry must be registered egg handlers or representatives of registered egg handlers in the state of California.

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 for these two SEAC appointments should submit resumes by February 1, 2023, 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) 900-5062.

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