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While Nothing Approaches Magnitude of 2012 Reforms, Four Notable Measures Clear the Legislative Process

by Jason Schmelzer, CCWC Legislative Advocate

California’s legislative session concluded at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13. While it was a comparatively quiet year with respect to legislation on the topic of workers’ compensation, several important bills are on Governor Brown’s desk awaiting a signature or veto.
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Capitol News
The first year of the 2013-14 Legislative Session ended at midnight on Friday, September 13, 2013. CLFP staff was successful in stopping two onerous proposals that would have had significant impacts on the food processing industry.

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Regulatory Insights
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of amendments to California’s existing regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (MRR) and on the Cap-and-Trade (C&T). The hearing will begin on Thursday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m. However, it is likely that that the two regulation change items will be taken up the next day, Friday, October 25. An agenda for both MRR and the Cap-and-Trade is expected to be released 10 days in advance of the Board meeting.
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FDA is seeking to make it easier for manufacturers of acidified and low-acid canned foods (LACF) to submit information about their manufacturing processes to FDA and to improve the accuracy of the information they provide. FDA is doing this by modernizing both the paper and electronic process filing forms that acidified and low-acid canned food manufacturers are required to file with the agency under 21 CFR 108.25(c)(2) and 21 CFR 108.35(c)(2).
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A select group of the nation’s premier food and tomato processors will play host to visitors at a world-class tomato celebration. The festival will be two exciting, fun-filled days for your entire family to celebrate the tomato and everything you can do with this amazing fruit. The third Annual Los Banos Tomato Festival will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Los Banos Fairgrounds.
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New Members
AMVT LLC is a Houston, Texas-based company specialized in food processing machinery and equipment supply and service.
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Since 1988, Aspen Systems has been dedicated to developing fully integrated software solutions for the food industry.
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Services provided since 1980, includes sanitary piping, ASEPTIC systems, ASME code vessel manufacturing, structural steel and machinery, equipment line installers, Turn Key projects including engineering, and mechanical maintenance.
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Guardian Safety and Supply is a single source supplier of safety equipment and safety supplies.
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Heffernan is a full service commercial insurance broker offering services in the following areas: Commercial Property Casualty, Employee Benefits, 401K/Retirement/Pension and Personal Lines.
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IFC is a leader in supplying pest management products and services to the food industry.
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PPi Technologies is the largest organization in North America selling Stand-Up pouch and tray sealing equipment.
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Spraying Systems Co. is the world's leading manufacturer of spray nozzles, systems, and related fluid line accessories for food processing applications including: coating, cleaning, tank washing, sanitizer fogging, spray drying, humidification, lubrication, and air knife blow-off and drying.
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2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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