Category: CAFDI

On February 10th, 2022

CDPH and California DOJ Investigate Lead Levels in Dried Plum Products Consumers warned not to eat eight specific types of dried plum product

SACRAMENTO – On February 9, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a warning that consumers should not eat eight specific types of dried plum products (also known as Saladitos) imported from China and Taiwan. Tests conducted by CDPH and the California Department of Justice found unacceptable levels of lead. Consumers in possession […]

On August 10th, 2021

Southern California Man Pleads No Contest for practicing Veterinary Medicine without a License Undercover investigation conducted by the Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation; California Department of Public Health assisted with investigation

LOS ANGELES – On August 3, 2021 the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Ofrfice announced that Marc Ching entered a no contest plea on a charge of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. The owner of organic pet food store, The PetStaurant – with locations in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica – and founder of the […]

On July 2nd, 2021

CAFDI Board of Directors Election Results

The California Association of Food and Drug Investigators (CAFDI) election concluded at the close of business on June 30, 2021.   Here are the results:   President Joel Lambert    Vice President Chantha Rann   Secretary Katelyn Gomez   Treasurer Nicole Zugsmith   Regional Director of Southern California Lillian Araiza

On November 2nd, 2020

Assisting the Public and State Employees on National Drug Take Back Day Two CSLEA-CAFDI members staff kiosk at CDPH building in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA -   On October 24, 2020, two members of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the California Association of Food and Drug Investigators (CAFDI) assisted with a kiosk where state workers and members of the public could safely dispose of their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs on National Drug Take Back […]

On June 26th, 2020

CSLEA Announces Reclassification and SSA Victories Reclassification for CSLB enforcement reps and SSA for CDPH food & drug program specialists

BY CSLEA Legal Counsel Jim Vitko and Andrea Perez CSLB Reclassification CSLEA is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2020,  Enforcement Representatives with the State Contractors Licensing Board (CSLB) will be reclassified to Special Investigator.  This change represents a long-fought victory by CSLEA legal and the CARII affiliate who worked collaboratively with DCA and […]

On January 8th, 2020

CDPH Investigators Conduct Commercial Vehicle Inspections in Mountain Pass

Written and submitted by CSLEA Member Joel Lambert, CDPH investigator MOUNTAIN PASS - On December 9, 2019, investigators from the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch, Food Transportation Enforcement Unit conducted commercial vehicle inspections at the Mountain Pass California Border Station. The inspections occurred to ensure that commercial products were transported within […]

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