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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contacts: CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #18-054


SACRAMENTO, September 14, 2018 -The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch (MPES) announces three 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 industry members and the term is for 36 months. Applicants for the industry member 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 October 1, 2018 to:

Laura Barlow, Program Manager

Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety Branch

1220 N Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Additional information is available on the MPES web page at: You may also contact Paula Batarseh, Branch Chief, Meat, Poultry and Egg Safety at (916) 900-5004.


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