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Due to the high unemployment rate in many parts of the region, the demand for food often exceeds the supply at most of the food banks in the Central Valley. The California Association of Food Banks is looking to expand its network of contacts and identify obstacles to increased donations. Many CLFP members already make generous donations to local groups but may not get enough credit for all their good works. Some companies would like to do more as a component of their corporate responsibility programs, but are not sure how to best participate. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is launching an initiative to reduce waste in the food system by promoting the donation of excess or un-harvested products.
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Capitol News
AB 32 Implementation Group (AB32IG) held its second Legislative Briefing designed to communicate and educate legislators and staff regarding the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) ongoing AB 32 implementation efforts. The topic focused on what the 2013 Updated Scoping Plan (USP) means for the economy and provided input about CARB’s efforts to inject post-2020 planning in the USP. CARB is required to update the AB 32 Scoping Plan every five years. 2013 marks the year for the update since the 2008 Scoping Plan was approved. CARB is expected to vote on the update sometime next year.
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Regulatory Insights
On November 12, 2013, a California trial court decided that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has the power to auction emission allowances and that such auctions do not constitute an illegal tax that violates Proposition 13. As a result, CARB will continue to hold allowance auctions. The petitioners have already announced their intention to appeal the trial court’s decision to the California Court of Appeal.
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February 19 & 20, 2014 | Sacramento Convention Center | Sacramento, CA

With more than 200 exhibitors and 1,800 attendees, Food Processing Expo is the largest tradeshow in California devoted exclusively to food processing. The purpose of the Expo is to bring the industry together by offering a tradeshow floor with exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative products for the industry.
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February 18, 2014 | Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel | Sacramento, CA

The objectives of this course are to provide employees of tomato processing companies, and individuals affiliated with the tomato processing industry, with an overview of tomato processing from the receiving of the raw product to shipment of the final product to the customer. This workshop is designed to increase knowledge of the individual tomato processes so that each employee will better understand how they fit into the "big picture" and how they contribute to the success of their company.
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New Members
Package Devices, LLC represents a full range of solutions for automated process, packaging and inspection equipment. Offering full turnkey packaging equipment lines and flexible pouching lines or individual machines. Since 1970, we have served as a local resource for quality equipment, innovative ideas, and a commitment to honesty and trust.
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RLS Industries is a leader in the food industries for pumps, valves, and air compressors. We offer sales and service for all your food processing needs. We have 24 hour service as well as in house engineering.
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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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