CLFP Insider
July 16, 2019
CLFP has scheduled a joint Food Production Incentive Workshop with Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) on August 8 at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey, CA. The workshop follows a similar well-attended event held June 25 in Fresno in conjunction with Pacific Gas & Electric.
Get your golf clubs ready and your game on for CLFP’s 23rd Annual Supplier Host Council Golf Tournament set for Monday, October 21, in Stockton.
The tournament, which raises funds for CLFP’s Scholarship Program, will be held in a new location this year at the Brookside Country Club.
The application process for the CLFP 2019-20 Member Company Scholarship program is now open. CLFP offers a scholarship program to full-time employees (year-round or seasonal) and their dependents employed by CLFP Processor and Supplier Host Council Members. The application deadline is September 13, 2019.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
Better Yields From The Fields
Harvest Blade and Supply, Inc.
Harvest Blade and Supply is a provider to the food processing and food packaging industries offering industrial blade re-sharpening, refurbishing and Blade resale services that assists customers in reducing expenses and increasing production yields.
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   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
Featured Article
On June 12 Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1054, a complicated bill responding to recent utility-caused catastrophic wildfires. After several months of legislative hearings and debate, the Governor's office and a handful of legislators introduced the lengthy bill on June 27. Legislators acted quickly to comply with the Governor's self-imposed July 12th deadline in hopes that the legislation would prevent another credit downgrading for the state's two major Investor Owned Utilities that are not currently in bankruptcy.
Capitol News
Combat climate change, or clean up California’s water? Those alarmed by the Legislature’s decision to dip into a greenhouse gas fund to pay for clean drinking water may need to get used to it: constitutional restrictions on spending that money are set to expire in 2021.
Canada is testing a measure making it easier for immigrants to stay and work in food industry jobs, and a similar measure is under consideration by the U.S. Congress.
New data released by The Good Food Institute (G.F.I.) and the Plant-Based Foods Association (P.B.F.A.) show plant-based foods sales significantly outpaced overall grocery sales last year. U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew 11% — five times more than total food sales — bringing the total plant-based market to $4.5 billion.
The California Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Cornell University, offers a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Internet course, which is designed for supervisors, middle level managers, quality control personnel and anyone else who has responsibilities for ensuring that a food processing operation meets current GMP requirements. 
   Ampco Pumps Co. Inc.    
New Members
GI Energy offers renewable and sustainable energy services & solutions for reducing carbon emissions, increased energy savings and self-generating electric and thermal energy. Food processing plants can benefit from our services in using waste to generate power, greatly reduce electricity and thermal energy cost.
Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) provides full-service risk mitigation and management solutions for over 2,300 Ag Industry members. WGIS offers one-stop access to insurance products, guidance, and resources to help you identify and mitigate risk, provide a more competitive benefits program, and navigate the continuously evolving insurance market. And because we’re wholly owned by our members, we’re able to leverage our combined resources, reinvest premiums and help you manage risk more cost-effectively.


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