CLFP Insider
April 29, 2021
Patrick Ricchiuti, ENZO Olive Oil Company, was elected the 2021-22 chair of the California League of Food Producers (CLFP) at its Annual Board of Directors Meeting on April 22. Other 2021-22 CLFP officers elected were Jim Lipman, California Olive Ranch, Chico, CA, as first vice chair, and Mike Smyth, Olam Spices, Fresno, CA, as second vice chair. Michael Mariani, Mariani Packing Co., Inc., Vacaville, CA, will continue as immediate past chair.
CLFP thanks those members who participated in the Supplier Host Council (SHC) Virtual Silent Auction, which provides funding for CLFP’s scholarship program. The 2021 auction raised over $20,000.
   Admix, Inc.       Downey Brand    
Three Miura LX Series Steam Boilers in Modular Configuration
Food processors are switching to Miura boilers for easier operation and routine maintenance, outstanding reliability and efficiency, green features, and safety. Compactly-designed, Made in America Miura boilers feature “full steam in less than 5 minutes from a cold start,” reducing energy costs and  allowing users to turn boilers off/on quickly according to load demand.
May 12, 2021 10:30 a.m.
CLFP continues its webinar series with the next webinar focusing on issues related to ag exports and the ports. Over the past year, the American economy, and particularly the agriculture sector has grappled with widespread delays, bottlenecks and increasing fees at our ports. This originated with the COVID pandemic, and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. With more than 20% of U.S. agricultural production aimed for export, reaching foreign markets is essential to American producers and the viability of our agricultural sector at large. Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, is recognized and frequently quoted as fierce advocate for agriculture’s international transportation interests, in Washington, DC and nationwide. He will address ongoing challenges facing food processors, with particular focus on exporting and importing through the California ports upon which our food processors depend.
   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
CentriTEK - Industrial Centrifuge Specialists
CentriTEK is a leader in the industry, offering high quality service, sales, and rentals of horizontal decanter centrifuges, serving municipal water & wastewater, food & beverage, oil & gas, rendering, and the pulp & paper industries. On-site field services and over-the-phone assistance for maintenance, optimization and general tune-up. Offering service for all OEM's: Alfa Laval - Sharples, Andritz - Bird - Humboldt, Centrisys, Flottweg, Haus, Hiller - Ferrum, Pieralisi, and GEA Westfalia.
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Industry News
By now, the benefits of having a diverse workforce are well known — a 19 percentage point higher average innovation revenue being just one of them. To assess how companies are doing with their diversity efforts, Forbes once again partnered with Statista to survey their employees. The 2021 survey involved 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The final America’s Top Employers for Diversity list identifies the Top 500, taking into account employee ratings as well as factors including the diversity of the leadership team and diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission commander took the lead on conducting four Vegetable Production System (Veggie) experiments, with the last two wrapping up after an April 13 harvest. VEG-03K and VEG-03L tested a new space crop, "Amara" mustard, and a previously grown crop, "Extra Dwarf" pak choi. They were grown for 64 days, the longest leafy greens have grown on station.
What do you get when you combine Food Processing's Top 100 Food & Beverage Companies list and our annual Influential Women in Manufacturing list? You get TIME's Inaugural Most Influential Companies in the World list. We're kidding, of course, but the media brand known for its annual Person of the Year coverage is launching its first-ever Most Influential Companies in the World list.
And on that list this year are two alternative protein companies that are no strangers to Food Processing: Oatly and Beyond Meat. 

The media brand solicited nominations from its global network of editors and correspondents, as well as from industry experts. Companies were then evaluated on factors such as relevance, impact, innovation, leadership, ambition and success.

See the complete list, including videos and photos, at
Source: FoodProcessing
   Fulton Boiler Works       TNT Industrial Contractors Inc    
New Members
Source Wurx is a concept-to-shelf provider of packaging and related services, which means, we manage your packaging development from the design stage all the way through print production and application. Food photography, artwork development, prepress, packaging specifications, strategic sourcing, inventory management — we handle it all!
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The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) has reduced permitted NOx emissions levels for larger boilers, steam generators and process heaters. Many of our customers will be required to submit an Emissions Control Plan and Authority to Construct by May 1, 2022! Find out your compliance deadline with R.F. MacDonald Co.
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Regulatory Insights
One of the great commercial challenges of the ongoing pandemic has been to maintain a steady supply of food and medical supplies. Despite signs of recovery, the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present an unprecedented challenge to California’s food industry. One of those challenges could be a severe shortage of truck drivers for this harvest season.

The CDC has announced the release of a new science brief regarding COVID-19 and Surface (fomite) transmission for indoor community environments: CDC has also updated two guidance documents related to surface cleaning and disinfection: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility, and Cleaning and Disinfecting at Home. Ongoing efforts are being made to update additional CDC and other federal agency websites regarding cleaning and disinfection. 



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