CLFP Insider
November 20, 2019
Food Processsing Expo 2020 will be held in Santa Clara, February 12-13. Early bird pricing for Expo 2020 attendees ends on December 20, while Expo booth registration is ongoing. CLFP members receive a discount for both attendee and booth registration. The Expo is California's largest food processing trade show.
CLFP will host a webinar on December 13 in conjunction with Fisher Phillips about the “Impact of AB 5 on Independent Contractor Status in California: What You Need to Know.” The California Supreme Court’s 2018 decision on Dynamex dramatically changed the test for determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor. 
   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
The California Legislature is in recess until January 6, 2020. During the legislative interim, CLFP is engaging with stakeholder groups, Governor Gavin Newsom's  Administration and legislators and staff on policy issues impacting the food processing industry, including food packaging and energy rates and programs.
Capitol News
The California Energy Commission has extended the deadlines for submitting an application for Food Production Investment Program (FPIP) funding. FPIP works to accelerate the adoption of advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies at California food processing plants. Several CLFP processor members have already received funds for projects through FPIP.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that all businesses, including 40 food processors, covered by the state’s cap-and-trade program have fully met their obligations for compliance in 2018 – achieving a 100 percent compliance rate.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to establish a program for the testing of food by accredited laboratories as required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The laboratory accreditation program, once established, will require testing of human and animal food in certain circumstances by accredited laboratories. 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it does not intend to take enforcement actions on new nutrition labeling requirements for the first six months following the January 1, 2020, compliance date for businesses with more than $10 million in annual food sales.
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Rubber Fab
Our Detectomer┬« products are a line of metal detectable/x-ray inspectable elastomeric seals designed to work with any existing conveyor, pipe line or free fall detection system. Detectomer┬« products can be spotted by in-line x-ray inspection and metal detection systems as well as magnetic separators.
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   Naylor Association Solutions       Ampco Pumps Co. Inc.    
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AGQ Labs is an ISO-17025 accredited third-party analytical food laboratory that specializes in pesticide residue, heavy metal, and other contaminant testing along with nutritional analysis for nutritional labeling. AGQ Labs' 25 years of experience, international presence, and state of the art instrumentation give our customers an advantage when utilizing our testing services. Along with industry leading turnaround times, AGQ's team members are able to quickly and efficiently support all of our customers so they are positioned for success in food safety and compliance.
Hydrite, a family-owned company established in 1929, is one of the largest independent providers of chemicals and related services in the United States. Hydrite offers expertise in chemical manufacturing and distribution, food and dairy sanitation, organic processing, liquid sulfites, foam control, water treatment, and compliance management services. Hydrite is a single-source provider of dry ingredients and liquid chemical additives along with products to assist with increased production. Hydrite offers a wide variety of liquid and granular food ingredients. Hydrite uses a consultative and comprehensive approach to cleaning and plant sanitation. Hydrite offers a full range of products, including CIP cleaners, acid rinses, sanitizers, processing aids, equipment technology, defoamers and antifoam agents and wastewater treatment products.
PIASC Insurance Services is a unique kind of Insurance Agency. As a division of a Non-Profit Organization we operate just a bit differently than your average Broker. What does that difference mean to you? It means a voice at the other end of the phone, an expert adviser across from your desk, and risk management services at your fingertips. Our 30 years of expertise serving custom manufacturing and the Printing, Specialty Graphics, Packaging Industries provide our customers with the knowledge that they have the “right” coverage.
End-to-end and real-time supply chain traceability and visibility solutions to monitor product from raw to finished goods, warehousing and to end-delivery. Also offering Cold Chain item level traceability using sensor technology to real-time monitor 13 attributes of goods, such as GPS location, temperature, humidity, shock/drops, and light. Scalable, flexible and secure serialization of product available at item, case, pallet or shipment levels, and solutions seamlessly integrate with both the platforms of the client and their trading partners.
Scan American specializes in unique food processing technology that offers yield improvement, labor reduction, and productivity benefits. Grinding, Mixing, Emulsifying, Pumping, Forming, Evaporation, Distillation, Aroma Recovery, Continuous Cooking, Automated Plate Freezing, IQF Freezing, Tempering, X-ray Inspection, Industrial Cleaners and much more. We also provide full project management and turnkey solutions.
Sprague is a new breed of pest company; one that's redefining the industry. Count on us to bring a laser-like focus to your business and its surrounding environment. We're all-in partners dedicated to making sure your business is 100 percent compliant with inspections and audit requirements as part of an ongoing, proactive partnership.
Regulatory Insights
Based on a recommendation from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has selected Southwest Stockton as one of three California communities eligible for additional clean air resources under AB 617. CLFP members located within the boundaries may be subject to additional pressure to monitor or reduce criteria pollutants. 


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