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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 16. CERTIFICATION, PROCESSING AND CANNING, AND CANNED FOODS [40501 - 41867]

  ( Division 16 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 2. Standards for Tomatoes [40701 - 41010]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 10. Processing Tomato Advisory Committee [41000 - 41010]
  ( Heading of Article 10 amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 29. )

41000.
  

The director shall not enforce this article during the period that any marketing order or commission covering the same subject is in effect.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 30.)

41001.
  

There is in the department the Processing Tomato Advisory Committee, which consists of 10 members. The director shall appoint five members who shall be producers of tomatoes for processing and five members who shall be representatives of processors engaged in the processing of tomatoes. The director may appoint one additional member of the committee, who shall be a public member.

Upon the director’s request, the committee shall submit to the director the names of three or more natural persons, each of whom shall be a citizen and resident of this state and not a producer, shipper, or processor nor financially interested in any producer, shipper, or processor, for appointment by the director as a public member of the committee. The director may appoint one of the nominees as the public member on the committee. If all nominees are unsatisfactory to the director, the committee shall continue to submit lists of nominees until the director has made a selection. Any vacancy in the office of the public member of the committee shall be filled by appointment by the director from the nominee or nominees similarly qualified submitted by the committee. The public member of the committee shall represent the interests of the general public in all matters coming before the committee and shall have the same voting and other rights and immunities as other members of the committee.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 31.)

41002.
  

It is hereby declared, as a matter of legislative determination, that producers of tomatoes for processing and processors engaged in processing tomatoes appointed to the Processing Tomato Advisory Committee pursuant to this article are intended to represent and further the interest of a particular agricultural industry concerned, and that the representation and furtherance is intended to serve the public interest. Accordingly, the Legislature finds that, with respect to persons who are appointed to the committee, the particular agricultural industry concerned is tantamount to, and constitutes, the public generally within the meaning of Section 87103 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 32.)

41003.
  

In making selection of the membership of the committee, the director shall take into consideration the recommendations of organizations and associations of producers of tomatoes for processing and of processors of tomatoes for processing.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 33.)

41004.
  

The committee member’s term of office shall be three years. Any vacancies which occur during an unexpired term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 783.)

41005.
  

The committee shall be advisory to the director on all matters pertaining to standards for tomatoes for processing purposes. The committee may do any of the following:

(a) Recommend to the director administrative regulations which relate to the administration and enforcement of this chapter.

(b) Recommend to the director the institution and promotion of scientific research.

(c) Recommend to the director the sampling for conditions not currently provided for in this chapter or regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter.

(d) Advise the director on all matters pertaining to this chapter including the annual budget and revenue necessary to accomplish the purpose of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 34.)

41006.
  

The committee shall meet at the call of its chairman or at the request to the director of any three members of the committee. It shall meet at least once each year.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 783.)

41007.
  

The meetings of the committee shall be held in the office of the department at Sacramento, or elsewhere within the state, if necessary for the proper performance of its duties.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 783.)

41008.
  

Each member of the committee, any alternate member serving in the absence of a regular member, and any member of an advisory committee appointed by the chairman of the committee, may, with approval of the director, be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. However, members may not receive any other consideration. Any of these reimbursements shall be made at the rate permitted under the rules of the Department of Human Resources.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 665, Sec. 24. (SB 1308) Effective January 1, 2013.)

41009.
  

The director shall appoint an alternate member for each committee member. In making the appointments the director shall appoint a producer as alternate for each producer member and a processor representative as alternate for each processor representative, and shall give consideration to the representative of the member for whom the alternate is designated to serve.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 676, Sec. 35.)

41010.
  

Alternate members shall serve at committee meetings only in the absence of the member for whom they are designated as alternate.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 783.)

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