CLFP Insider
May 28, 2021
CLFP is excited to invite you to our Food Processing Expo 2022 in Sacramento, CA! It will be a long awaited opportunity to make those in-person connections with food processors and peers and also attend the gatherings and receptions that we know many have greatly missed! The early bird rate for booth sales is being offered until July 31 and, as always, CLFP members receive a discount! We can’t wait to see you in 2022!
   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.
CLFP will hold another Industry Issues Webinar on June 2 in conjunction with Pacific Power on "Onsite Generation, Microgrids and Renewable Energy for Food Processors." Is onsite generation right for you? There are many reasons why a business would consider adding renewable or other forms of generation to their facility. This webinar will help you understand your options, how the economics work, and how to determine what is right for you. If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions: How can I lower my operating cost? How can I protect my equipment against utility outages? How do I offset the risk against rising energy costs? What is a good way to implement a sustainability program and gain those benefits? Does a microgrid make business sense? Will it cost me a lot of money? Then this webinar is right for you. Learn more from an expert in the field of energy generation and project implementation.
   Axiflow Technologies Inc.       Alston Construction    
Capitol News
Legislative policy committee hearings are in full swing at the California Capitol. CLFP is tracking over 175 bills and has taken a position on nearly 50 bills that impact the food processing industry. All lobbying efforts are remote due to the pandemic. The deadline to pass bills out of each house is May 21, 2021. There are several priority issues that CLFP is actively engaging on or closely monitoring.
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
Home cooking during the pandemic fueled record growth in organic sales last year, according to the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA) 2021 Organic Industry Survey released today. Organic food sales (which makes up 91.2% of all organic sales) jumped 12.8%, comprising almost 6% of total food sales. Combined, organic food and non-food products exceeded $60 billion for the first time.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be discussing recent drought actions and hear about proposed programs to assist farmers and ranchers.  The Board will hear from state officials and agricultural stakeholders on drought response as well as proposed funding to further sustainable agriculture as part of the Governor’s proposed $100 billion California Comeback Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m. via GoToWebinar.
Webinar ID: 355-148-283
   Pacific Bay Equipment Company       TNT Industrial Contractors Inc    
New Members
General Mills is a leading global food company whose purpose is to make food the world loves. Brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, BLUE Pet Foods and more.
Manufacturer and distributor of crop care chemicals, nutritionals and adjuvants.
Your Trusted Boiler Service Company in the Food Industry
R.F. MacDonald Co.®
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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California’s small businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive a $6.2 billion tax cut over the next six years under Assembly Bill 80 as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 80 into law Thursday. Under the newly enacted legislation, forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans that businesses received from the federal government during the pandemic will not be counted as taxable income.


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