CLFP Insider
December 11, 2018
Register by December 14
Register for Food Processing Expo 2019 by Friday, December 14, for early attendee pricing. The 2019 Expo will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center February 12-13. Registration rates are low with an early pricing rate of $45 for food processors and growers and $110 for CLFP Affiliate Members. Registration also is ongoing for exhibitors. Don’t delay – register today!
CLFP is currently seeking donations for the 2019 Supplier Host Council Reception & Silent Auction to be held on February 12 in conjunction with the Food Processing Expo. The auction raises funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program. To ensure your donation is listed in the Silent Auction brochure, please submit your donation form by December 14.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
   Alston Construction    
Capitol News
The California Legislature convened on December 3 for a ceremonial kickoff to the 2019 legislative session, following which it adjourned and will reconvene January 7, 2019. Democrats now make up three-quarters of the Assembly’s membership, the party’s largest caucus in the chamber since 1883. In the Senate, there are now 29 Democrats, the largest majority in more than half a century.
Industry News
Pacific Rim flavors, eco-conscious packaging, faux meat snacks and new varieties of hemp-infused products are among the food influences expected to take off in the next year. Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts revealed the most anticipated and innovative food trends for 2019 in their fourth annual trends predictions announcement.
Connect with Fresno State students seeking internships and careers in the agriculture and food Industries at the Harvest the Leaders of Tomorrow Career and Internship Fair on January 30 on the Fresno State campus.
   Naylor Association Solutions    
New Members
Uniforms, first aid kits, managed restroom services program. All services are HACCP compliant. Aramark's innovative 9-step system consistently delivers clean garments to help you pass part of your third-party audit certification and improve safety.
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Regulatory Insights
The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently announced its first awards under the new $57 million Food Production Incentive Program (FPIP). According to CEC, the program is providing funds for commercially available and emerging energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for food production facilities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Four CLFP members were awarded funds for six projects totaling $12 million.


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