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Feature Column
Show your support for helping enhance childhood nutrition by urging your senators to support a farm bill amendment offered by Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to expand USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program to include all forms — including frozen. Such an expansion will enable school nutritionists to serve the widest possible variety of healthy and affordable fruits and vegetables throughout the entire school year, helping promote a lifetime of healthy eating habits.
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The regulatory environment in California is complex and costly, and challenges seem to face the food industry at every turn. CLFP is actively engaged in a long list of issues that affect almost every processor in the state, including energy rates, food labeling and food safety, OSHA, wastewater regulations, packaging, and air quality standards.
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Admix, Inc.
Capitol News
May has been a busy month in the Legislature given the mandated deadlines to move bills through the policy and fiscal committees of each house and off the floors to the other house by May 31, 2013. CLFP staff has been actively engaged on several measures that would have direct impacts to specific member companies and to the industry as a whole. In addition to the busy legislative calendar in May, CLFP has also been engaged on Governor Brown’s proposed reforms to Proposition 65.
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Republican Andy Vidak, the winner in a 16th Senate District special election, will now face a runoff with Democrat opponent Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez. The special election held Tuesday, May 21, saw five candidates running for the Senate seat vacated by former Senator Marco Rubio, with Vidak and Perez the leading candidates. Because it is a special election, one candidate had to win more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a July 23 runoff against the second-place finisher. Rubio's surprise resignation in February spurred the special election in the district he represented, which has since been redrawn into oblivion.
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Regulatory Insights
After months of foot-dragging, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has scheduled the long-awaited workshop to update the AB 32 Scoping Plan. The workshop will commence at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Sacramento and will run until 3 p.m. In addition, the workshop will be webcast and can be accessed the day of the workshop.
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Konica Minolta, Sensing Americas, Inc
The commercial pistachio industry is relatively new in the United States, although its success grew rapidly after its establishment. Although the pistachio was introduced to California in the 1850s, they were not commercially grown until the 1930s.
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Crane Pest Control
NMI Industrial Holdings
Tetra Pak Inc.
2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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