CLFP Insider
July 23, 2020
CLFP News
 
   
CLFP continues to assist its membership in addressing the ramifications of COVID-19 on the food processing industry, including facilitating access to free face masks, face shields and hand sanitizer from the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The products are valued at approximately $2 million. 
 
 
   
Register now to reserve premium exhibitor booth space at Food Processing Expo 2021, which will return to Sacramento and be held February 9 & 10 at the newly renovated Sacramento Convention Center. The early registration deadline is July 31 to reserve exhibitor booth space and enjoy substantial savings.
 
 
   
CLFP is partnering with affiliate member, Zenith, to offer a series of COVID-19 Industry Briefings for Food and Agriculture. The three-part series will feature 30-minute webinars and will be held in July and August.
 
 
   
Industry statistics for the state's processed tomato and peach industries are now available on CLFP's website. The statistics are updated regularly throughout the processing season and include current inventories, pre-harvesting estimates and weekly deliveries to processors.
 
 
   
The spring/summer 2020 issue of CLFP's California Food Producer magazine is available both in print and online and includes articles about how the Coronavirus is affecting the food processing industry, as well as legislative and regulatory updates and much more. Articles include: Cal/OSHA: COVID-19 Guidance for Agricultural Employers, An Interview with Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and Industry Issues and the Political Process.
 
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Feature Column
 
   
Have you ever been asked to make organic products? During these uncertain times, it can be hard to envision change, but this might be the perfect time to consider adding organic products to your line. With the expanding consumer demand for organic products, brand owners are looking for co-packers to make their products and retailers are looking for organic versions of existing products. 
 
Capitol News
 
   
The California Legislature began its summer break on July 2 with a scheduled return date of July 13. However, due to legislators and legislative staff being exposed and/or testing positive for COVID-19, legislative leadership moved the return date to July 27. This date leaves only five weeks for the Legislature to consider and pass bills by final adjournment on August 31. Despite the tight time frame, a number of problematic bills are still making their way through the legislative process. CLFP is actively engaged in all of these measures as well as others that would impact food processing in California.
 
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Announcements
 
   
Chapman University will hold a Better Process Control School (BPCS) January 18-21, 2021, which provides low acid and acidified food processing classes for food science professionals.
 
   Fulton Boiler Works       TNT Industrial Contractors Inc    
New Members
Aqua Systems is the largest independent provider of cleaning and sanitation products to the hospitality, healthcare, and Food Processing industries in California. Our products and service give our customers superior value, service, and results. We are proud of our corporate culture and commitment to our customers. Our staff is comprised of trained and experienced service technicians with an average employee tenure of more than 15 years. With our proven track record and expertise, we provide the quickest response time in every region we service. Don't take our word for it, listen to our clients.
 
Firefly provides an ERP software solution to the food production industry that is built on the Acumatica platform.
 
L.J. Star is a leading supplier of process observation equipment including a variety of sanitary sight glasses, sight windows, visual flow indicators, sanitary fittings, mounts and clamps, light ports, luminaries and tank lights, camera systems, level gauges and accessories including wipers and timers. At L.J. Star, we stand behind our products and provide third-party documentation of product performance claims and standards compliance.
 
Working closely with our partners, Summit Ag is quickly changing the way producers choose crop protection products. By continuing to develop and market exciting solutions, including innovative biological options, Summit Ag provides a wide range of globally developed crop protection options proven in local trials across the US.
 
Compressed natural gas station builder, renewable natural gas/bio-gas fuel provider offering full-service products to our customers. TruStar Energy is the nation’s largest full-service developer of CNG stations.
 
Industrial Refrigeration Control Systems Effective & Efficient Control & Operation of Complex Refrigeration Systems. “Allen Bradley Systems Integrator”, Performance Monitoring - EnergyDashboard® Operating Costs Savings Delivered & Measured, Consulting Services, Facility Energy Modelling, Asset Utilization Studies, Refrigerant Conversion Projects.
 
Voltus partners with large-scale commercial, industrial, and institutional customers to better manage energy through simple, cost-free, risk-free demand response solutions. Voltus leverages our world-class energy expertise and technology platform to generate the most cash from your program participation.
 
Food, industrial, and medical gas provider for the West Coast.
 
 

 

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