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Feature Column
By Steve Toeniskoetter, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

2013 was a landmark year for food law and regulation, and the momentum is likely to continue for 2014. While in no way comprehensive, this article previews some of the largest anticipated issues facing the food industry in 2014.
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Capitol News
The end of January 2014 marks the 2013 bill deadline. This means legislation that was introduced and held in its first house in 2013 must be moved into its next legislative house before the end of the month; otherwise, the bills will be considered dead for this session. CLFP has been heavily engaged in the month of January on two measures from 2013.
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Regulatory Insights
Governor Brown’s final State Water Action Plan (Plan) was released on January 27, 2014 by the California Natural Resources Agency, Cal-EPA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. At the direction of the Governor, a collaborative effort of state agencies and stakeholders formed a plan to set the direction for some near- and long-term actions on water issues for the state. The five-year plan covers budget proposals and implementation efforts for water supply reliability and the state’s infrastructure.

Key actions identified in the Plan include:
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On Thursday January 16, 2014, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) hosted an informal workshop at their headquarters in San Francisco designed to provide an overview of their 2015 Gas Transmission and Storage Application (2015 GT&S) that will set rates for the recovery of costs associated with the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP) and the implementation of a new ratemaking methodology employing Risk-based Assessments.
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In a recent news release, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced it had issued nearly $1 million in penalties against three companies for late or inaccurate reporting of their greenhouse gas emissions for 2011. This is the second time the CARB issued fines for violations of California’s Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation. Reports in all three cases were each more than 200 days late. These are the largest penalties assessed for violations of the Mandatory Reporting regulation. In July 2013, the CARB penalized nine other companies’ smaller amounts for late or inaccurate reporting
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By Katharine Buddingh, Downey Brand LLP

On December 23, 2013, a California Court of Appeal ruled that consumers cannot sue federally-certified agricultural operations for product mislabeling based on purported violations of federal and state organic labeling laws.
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The January 24, 2014 meeting of the CLFP Energy Resources Committee (committee) was held at the new site housing California’s Independent System Operator (CAISO). The CAISO oversees the operation of California's bulk electric power system, transmission lines, and electricity market generated and transmitted by its member utilities. Following the meeting, CAISO personnel provided committee members with a tour of the new Folsom, California facility and an opportunity to view their state-of-the-art control room that is the most advanced grid control system in the world.
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February 19 & 20, 2014 | Sacramento Convention Center | Sacramento, CA

Join thousands of attendees and visit over 230 exhibits at the FOOD PROCESSING EXPO 2014 - California’s largest tradeshow devoted exclusively to food processing. Exhibits will feature machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other innovative products for the industry. Several education sessions will deliver up-to-date information on what you need to know in the industry. Networking events will get you connected with colleagues and leaders in the industry. REGISTER TODAY!

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February 18, 2014 | Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel | Sacramento, CA

Don’t miss this opportunity to empower your staff with the knowledge of the full progression of processing tomatoes. The next course is not scheduled for another two years, so don’t miss this year’s school.
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February 11-14, 2014 / UC Davis, California

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) is a four day program for operating supervisors of commercial low acid and acidified food canning operations, which was established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is approved by the FDA and the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch. The UC Davis Better Process Control School is offered in conjunction with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the largest trade association serving the food and beverage processing industry worldwide.
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Butterfield Electric Inc. is a full service electrical contractor performing industrial, commercial, agricultural, 24 hour/7 day emergency service, maintenance, alternative energy and design electrical installations.
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FTNON is a food equipment engineering and manufacturing company that provides experience and innovative thinking in all that it does. FTNON works globally and has subsidiaries in Almelo (NL) and Salinas (USA). FTNON products include complete lines for fresh cut salads, vegetables, herbs, fresh fruit salads, fresh mushrooms and potatoes.

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LANGGUTH is a family-owned manufacturer of primary package labelers. For 80 years, food producers have relied on LANGGUTH’s changeover-friendly rotary and inline labelers for hot melt, cold glue, and pressure sensitive applications. Running multiple jar sizes @ 400 bpm or cans @ 1000 cpm, you will find a solution in LANGGUTH.

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MTS Environmental Solutions is introducing the GSS brand (Green Safe Sustainable), the world’s only synthetic acid specially formulated for the food processing and beverage industries. GSS synthetic acid alternatives offer the full strength of Sodium Hydroxide, sulfuric, hydrochloric, and other mineral acids with no harmful effects to personnel, equipment or the environment. GSS products safely replace the harsh acids, solvents, and caustics used in the Food Processing and Beverage Industries.
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Engineered solutions for the water treatment industry.
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Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging and supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has more than 19,000 employees working in 34 countries, serving the best known brands in 85 nations.

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Tetra Pak Inc.
2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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