The Egg Safety and Quality Management (ESQM) Program monitors egg quality and food safety standards 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. 

The term of office for a member of the Shell Egg Advisory Committee (SEAC) is three years. Members of the committee receive no compensation, but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem expenses such as mileage, lodging, meals, and incidental expenses. 


The vacancies are for two industry members. The term of office for the vacancies are a limited term, expiring October 16, 2023. Applicants for the industry members must be a registered egg handler or a representative of a registered egg handler in the state of California. Individuals interested in being considered for the SEAC appointment should send a brief resume and state which vacancy you are interested by September 4, 2020 to:

Michael E. Abbott, Egg Quality Manager
California Department of Food & Agriculture
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA  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.