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Feature Column
Article written by: Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S., Senior Director, Food & Import Safety, Leavitt Partners Global Food Safety Solutions

As the industry begins to digest and discover what the Preventive Controls draft rule really means to them and what will need to be done for compliance, questions abound. The proposed rule, it is coming to be seen, has myriad gaps, complexities, and ambiguities that cause more questions than understanding.
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Capitol News
The Assembly and Senate reconvene after their July summer recesses on August 5 and August 12, 2013, respectively. With the on time passage of the State Budget this year, July promised to be a more relaxed time of year for legislative policy staff and lobbyists. It was hoped that the break would provide time for rest and vacations to help recharge everyone’s batteries before the final six weeks of the legislative session. Unfortunately, that has not been the case.
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Regulatory Insights
In a July 18 workshop, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff presented its proposed changes to the cap-and-trade regulation. Pending Board approval this fall, all changes to the cap-and-trade regulation will be implemented starting January 1, 2014.
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Federal transportation legislation enacted in 2012 reduces the maximum hours of service for commercial truck drivers from 82 to 70 hours. Drivers have an on-road limit of 60 hours over seven consecutive days or 70 hours over eight days, and after a break begins they cannot return to driving without having a minimum 10-hour off-duty period. The drivers also have the option of taking a 34-hour rest period to restart their work week.
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CLFP has a long working relationship with the Food Science and Nutrition Departments at U.C. Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico State, and Fresno State and provides scholarships to students at those universities every year. These universities have also provided extensive research support for CLFP, its members, and other sectors of the food processing industry in California. Some CLFP members have indicated that there is a strong demand for Food Science and Nutrition students and asked staff to reach out to other universities with similar programs to connect with those departments and students.
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