CLFP Insider
March 15, 2017
CLFP will hold its 2017 Annual Board of Directors Meeting April 20-21 in Sonoma at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa. The meeting will feature several dynamic speakers.
At CLFP's 2017 Food Processing Expo, held Feb. 8-9 at the Sacramento Convention Center, CLFP held a first time Workforce Summit to address the many human resource (HR) issues and challenges facing the food processing industry.
CLFP will hold its third annual Washington, D.C., Fly-In March 28-30. This year CLFP is partnering with the Washington, D.C.- based American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition to plan the event.
The CLFP Spring Agricultural Production Committee met March 9-10 at the Monterey Tides Hotel in Monterey. A wide variety of speakers were featured at the meeting, including Dennis Donahue, the former mayor of Salinas, who now works with the Westerns Growers' Center for Innovation & Technology. Agriculture is a $9 billion industry in the Salinas Valley.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
   Goodpack USA, Inc.    
Capitol News
The legislative deadline to introduce new legislation for the California Legislature 2017 regular session was February 17. A total of 2,652 bills were introduced. CLFP staff is combing through these bills and have identified at least 200 measures that have potential impact on the food processing industry.
Industry News
At a workshop held on February 1, State Water Board staff proposed changes to fees charged to permit holders for the 2016/2017 budget year.
   YSI, a Xylem brand    
New Members
Dimplex Thermal Solutions is a global supplier of process cooling for a variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, food processing and packaging, medical and many more markets.
Providing engineering, installation and programming of industrial electrical for over 20 years. Proud to offer 24/7 support to all customers!
PGP International is a rice processor and extrusion specialist offering an assortment of extruded crisp products which are made using soy, hexane-free pea protein and rice. We produce a variety of gluten free rice food coatings/rice crumbs & gluten free breading. PGP International offers a variety of rice based functional ingredients, pre-gelatinized and hydrolyzed rice flours for the food and nutraceutical industry under the PAC brand.
Spreckels Sugar® Company, a subsidiary of Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, is the producer of Spreckels Sugar products. The Spreckels Sugar® labels are primarily marketed in the western half of the United States. Spreckels Sugar operates one beet sugar factory located in Brawley, California, and a beet seed processor located in Sheridan, Wyoming. With quality and customer service a number one priority, Spreckels has been supplying sugar products to consumers and customers for over 100 years.
Regulatory Insights
Responding to increasing criticism from stakeholders, California's Air Resources Board (CARB) delayed the planned adoption of the Update Scoping Plan from this April to its June board hearing.


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