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Feature Column
Both the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC) are developing long-term strategic plans for their energy efficiency and self-generation incentive and research programs, and they asked CLFP to help provide input and suggestions from the food processing industry. Food processors are collectively one of the largest industrial consumers of energy in the state and key customers for the utilities regulated by the CPUC. However, CLFP and some processors have expressed concern that energy efficiency programs need to be updated and revised to meet the challenges of a broad range of food processing operations.
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Admix, Inc.
Capitol News
The new California Legislature convened December 1, 2014 and was sworn in for the 2015-2016 regular session. This is certainly going be an interesting session with an unprecedented number of new legislators taking the oath, a flurry of special elections, and complex policy issues on the horizon.
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Regulatory Insights
In a brief message posted to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) website, CARB notified cap-and-trade participants of the cancellation of the scheduled November 19, 2014 joint auction. Citing "technical difficulties," CARB sent an email to all participating account representatives apologizing for the last minute cancellation of Wednesday's auction and informing everyone that the auction would be rescheduled for another day. It hasn't yet been rescheduled. Nor is it known whether participants will be required to resubmit documentation for participation in a rescheduled auction.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | Sheraton Grand Hotel | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sanitation is not only a key building block to a comprehensive food safety program, but also plays an important role in quality systems as well. This one-day pre-expo workshop is designed to provide a thorough understanding of cleaning and sanitizing food processing environments. It will address basic sanitation as well as cutting edge issues related to food sanitation and food safety.
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February 18 & 19, 2015 | Sacramento Convention Center

With more than 230 exhibitors and 2,000 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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Many companies in the agricultural industry are both "Farmer" and "Processor." These workshops will help companies determine their eligibility for the different exemptions available. The Board of Equalization (BOE) will provide subject matter experts who will inform attendees about these very important exemptions. Please feel free to attend these no-cost workshops and learn more from BOE Audit Staff in a very informal exchange of information.
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New Members
Integrated secondary packaging equipment lines, shrink bundlers, corrugated tray and case packers, palletizers and pallet stretch wrapping equipment. Aftermarket parts and support services.
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Crown Painting is a professional painting company that specializes in industrial painting needs, including many specialty finishes and coatings. Our services include: power washing, surface preparation and repair, rust removal, sand blasting, floor grinding and coatings, epoxy coatings, tank linings, and more.
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Horen Plastics is a privately owned plastics manufacturer based in Shanghai China. Horen specializes in the design and manufacture of packaging systems used for the transportation of bulk liquids. We use the world's latest technology to produce IBC containers and valves for liners. Zero Waste Zero Loss is our motivation.
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Kleinfelder is an employee-owned architecture, engineering, and science consulting firm providing solutions to meet complex project challenges. Our clients face intense pressure to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and produce more with less. Kleinfelder helps address these challenges from our suite of design, engineering, and construction services.
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MAQUINARIA CONSERVERA TOMÁS GUILLÉN S.L. (Spain) is a European leader in buying and selling pre-owned and refurbished high quality equipment for the food processing industry in general, especially those for fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, packaging, freezing, etc. Over 8.000 used equipment available in stock and more than 75.000 m2 showroom space. Our more than 25 years of experience in this field is our main guarantee.
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Goodpack USA, Inc.
Crane Pest Control
2485 Natomas Park Dr., Suite 550
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 640-8150
Fax: (916) 640-8156
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