Avocado Inspection Committee Recognizes Two Producers and Seeks to Fill New Vacancies

  • Apr 05, 2018

Two producer members of the Avocado Inspection Committee (AIC) were formally recognized on March 27 for their years of service to the avocado industry. Peter Changala and Will Carleton have both served as AIC members for eight years. The AIC makes recommendations to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) secretary on all matters pertaining to the California Avocado Inspection Program, which provides uniform inspections of avocados. In honor of their service, Steve Patton, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch Chief, presented both California producers with a resolution from CDFA Secretary Karen Ross commending and thanking them.

Peter Changala and Will Carleton’s AIC terms will end May 2018. As a result, the AIC is seeking two producer candidates to fill these seats. There also are two vacancies for active avocado handlers and the term of office is two years. AIC members do not receive compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses.

Interested individuals should complete the Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire. In addition, nominees must secure a letter of recommendation from the industry.

Applications should be sent to Thomas.osborn@cdfa.ca.gov or mailed to:

Thomas Osborn
CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information, contact Sam Santander at Samuel.santander@cdfa.ca.gov or 760.743.4712.

Steve Patton, CDFA Inspection and Compliance Branch Chief, presented retiring AIC producer members Peter Changala and Will Carleton with a resolution from CDFA Secretary Karen Ross commending and thanking them for their service.

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