CLFP Insider
December 30, 2021
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has voted to “re-adopt” the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Stands (ETS) for a second time, which will be in effect from January 14 through the middle of April. This extends most of the provisions of the ETS by another 90 days but also makes some significant changes to the ETS – including bringing back some testing, social distancing and face covering requirements even for fully vaccinated employees in certain circumstances. Fisher Phllips will hold a webinar on January 5 to provide addiitional information about the ETS. 

Food Processing Expo 2022 will provide a day and half of educational sessions covering a broad array of topics of current interest to the food industry, including COVID-19, The Circular Economy and Food Packaging Recycling, Meeting New Groundwater Nitrate Limitations for Wastewater Land Application and Operations Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry. The Expo wlll be held February 15-16 in Sacramento.
   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.
Some are predicting a banner year for the food and beverage industry in 2022. You’ll want to make sure your company is front and center as an exhibitor at Food Processing Expo 2022 to demonstrate to food processors how your products and services can help contribute to their success.
   Axiflow Technologies Inc.    
On December 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule establishing the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program as required by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Ahhhh, it’s the end of another long pandemic year. Somehow, we all got through 2021! Let’s take a moment to look back on what filled our kitchens, plates, and bellies during this strange time.
Torino Fungicide – The Only FRAC Group U6 Fungicide
Gowan USA, LLC®
Torino Fungicide, containing the novel active ingredient CYFLUFENAMID, offers cucurbit, grape, strawberry, fruiting vegetable, cherry, and pome fruit growers a novel mode of action for the prevention of powdery mildew. Torino has shown activity on all strains of powdery mildew, including those known to be resistant to DMI's, aminopyrimidines, strobilurins, morpholines, anilinopyrimidines, and MBC's.  Torino is the only Group U6 fungicide classified by FRAC (Fungicide Resistance Action Committee).
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Industry News
Despite some Thanksgiving-time drama for the business world and the country at large, there are plenty of signs the overall future is bright, and the food and beverage industry is entering the new year with a full head of steam.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated three guidance documents for food producers covered by the FDA’s regulations for Juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP)Seafood HACCP, and Low-Acid Canned Foods to explain the connection between the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and pre-FSMA regulations.
   Pacific Bay Equipment Company       TNT Industrial Contractors Inc    
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G3 Logistics team transports both raw materials and finished goods throughout the U.S. and worldwide. We transport bulk commodities, distribute nut drayage to the ports, transport produce to distribution centers, manage imports and exports, and move products via boxcar, intermodal and truck. With more than 25 years of experience, G3 is an industry leader in flexibility, quality and outstanding service.
The Tecogen name has been synonymous with efficient, reliable, and clean combined heat and power systems for on-site energy production for nearly four decades. Tecogen’s proven distributed generation systems provide increased resiliency, lower energy costs, and decreased greenhouse gas emissions to the buildings they serve.
TORR Industries has an extensive range of filling, packaging, and dispensing solutions for bag-in-box, stand up pouches, drums, and bins. Providing reliable results for wine, juice, coffee, dairy, and condiment manufacturers. A family company with a global reach, TORR Industries has been an innovation leader in the flexible packaging and dispensing industry for over 20 years. TORR's proven solutions are designed and manufactured in-house at our 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Northern California.
Vogelsang is a world leader in designing and manufacturing high quality, dependable pump and grinding products for the food processing industry. With the ability to pump a variety of fluids, with and without solids, our Rotary Lobe Pump provides flows up to 6000 GPM and 232 PSI. Our Twin Shaft Grinding and Maceration products provide grinding of both wet and dry products down to 4 mm in size to reduce food waste products. Vogelsang products are quick and simple to maintain, too.
R.F. MacDonald Co.®
R.F. MacDonald Co. is your complete boiler and pump solutions provider. We offer sales, service, repair, parts, maintenance and training to keep your equipment in top operating condition. Our Engineering team and factory-trained ASME-code certified technicians are available throughout California and Nevada 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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