CLFP Insider
March 12, 2020
CLFP will hold its 2020 Annual Board of Directors Meeting April 30 – May 1 at the Andaz Hotel in Napa, CA. During the meeting outgoing chair Ross Siragusa will be honored and incoming chair Michael Mariani will be welcomed.
CLFP’s Energy Committee will meet March 20 in Modesto, CA. A variety of energy issues affecting the state’s food processing industry will be addressed by guest speakers.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
Capitol News
The California Legislature reconvened on January 6 to begin the second half of a two-year session with legislators facing a large stack of work left from the first half of the session. More than 1,100 proposals introduced in 2019 were designated “two-year” bills and had a narrow window to be approved in their house of origin by the end of January. The key issues to food processors emerging for this session include labor mandates, energy efficiency, utility rates, recycling infrastructure funding and more.
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Industry News
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that there have been no reports that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or food packaging. 
Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state health officials in recommending the cancellation of gatherings of 250 or more people across the entire state, escalating the effort by his administration to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 
   Fulton Boiler Works       Ampco Pumps Co. Inc.    
Food industry events are being canceled or postponed as concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) grow. Some organizers have opted to shift to online-only events. Others are continuing as planned.
The FDA is trying to educate the public about bioengineered food with a new information initiative.
“Feed Your Mind,” which launched earlier this month, seeks to furnish information and combat misconceptions about genetically modified organisms. The program comes in advance of the 2022 deadline for mandatory national label identification of bioengineered food.


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