implemented policies that open up economic opportunities and future potential
for our farmers and agricultural lands with value-added marketing and wine and
olive processing. We now have nationally
recognized award winning wines and olive oils from Contra Costa County.
Pesticide Safety Inspections. The Agriculture Department conducted 505
pesticide safety inspections in FY 2013/2014 on farms and pest control
operations. These inspections serve to protect agricultural workers, the
general public and the environment from potential exposure to pesticides and
pest control activities. Ensuring compliance with state laws and
regulations in the application of pesticides is a key function of our
Sale Scanner Inspections. The Weights and Measures Division has the role
of ensuring a fair and equitable marketplace for businesses and consumers.
The Point of Sale Scanner Inspection is a critical part of providing confidence
to consumers paying for goods at the advertised price. The Division has
over 600 Point of Sale Scanner inspections that are conducted annually.