CLFP Insider
June 7, 2016
   Admix, Inc.       Brenda Applegate    
   Goodpack USA, Inc.       OneVision Corporation    
Capitol News
CLFP, along with strong opposition from the business community, has been instrumental in successfully stopping a number of bills in the first house of the California Legislature that would have had a negative impact on the food processing industry and the business climate in California.
CLFP will hold its eight annual Capitol Day in Sacramento on June 21. The event provides an excellent forum for CLFP member company representatives to meet with legislators, regulators and representatives of Governor Jerry Brown's office to discuss issues affecting the food processing industry.
Industry News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final guidance on labeling for the term evaporated cane juice, stating its view is that sweeteners derived from sugar cane should not be declared on food labels as such.
The California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Forager Project will hold a workshop on June 22 in Sonoma, CA, about organic certification for food processors and handlers.
   YSI, a Xylem brand    
New Members
A-C Electric Company is an electrical contractor who has worked in the Central Valley since 1945. The firm specializes in engineering, design, construction, industrial automation, commercial solar, and 24/7 service.
Commodities/Products: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Brand: Cobram Estate
Products Packed: Olives and olive oil We grow and process our Graber Tree Ripened Olives. This includes grading and canning at our Ontario, California facility and growing our olives in Tulare County California.
Leavitt Pacific Insurance Brokers have been serving the Food & Beverage Industry in commercial insurance for over 20 years. As one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Northern California, we help Food & Beverage companies reduce their risk exposures through a value add differentiation service platform.
Insurance brokers for food processors in California.
Commodities/Products Packed: Bar mixes, BBQ sauces, chutneys, coconut oil (virgin and redefine), dressings, fruit and vegetable cocktails and juices, isotonic drinks, jellies, ketchup, lemonades, marinades, mustard, pancake syrups, pasta sauce, salsas, snow cone syrups, soy sauce, specialty sauces, syrups and teas.
Regulatory Insights
On December 19, 2013, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) filed its 2015 Gas Transmission & Storage Rate Case (PGE GTS). Overall, PG&E requested nearly $4 billion in revenue under the new proposal between 2015 and 2017. If granted, noncore industrial users would see transportation rates increase by 57.9%.
CalRecycle, the state agency that manages solid waste issues and programs, has proposed using up to $100 million in greenhouse gas (GHG) Cap-and-Trade funds for a grant program to reduce the amount of methane emissions associated with organic materials disposed in landfills. The grant funds could be used by local governments and non-profits for a wide array of projects, including the composting or anaerobic digestion of organics, food rescue programs or recovery of food waste from institutions.


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