Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 4420 News & Views Magazine EDITION 1, 2016 Food Processing Expo 2016 saw a record number of both attendees and exhibitors, Feb. 17-18, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Produced by CLFP, participation in this popular annual event has been growing steadily in recent years. This year the Expo attracted nearly 2,100 attendees and 270 exhibitors and is becoming a “must attend” event in the California food processing industry. Expo attendees filled the room to capacity to hear Expo Kickoff Breakfast Speaker and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, who shared his extensive knowledge about current food trends (see insert). Lempert, who is a consumer trends analyst and a former food trends editor at NBC’s“Today”show, said Americans’passion for food is at record levels with millennials being a driving force. The extensive Expo trade show floor featured a large range of equipment, supplies and services for food processors. Attendees also chose from a variety of educational sessions, including those on the Food Safety Modernization Act, labeling, packaging, energy savings and more. The Tomato Processing School, traditionally held every other year at the Expo, was held the day prior to the Expo and provided a comprehensive look at the tomato processing business operation and associated practices. Food Processing Expo 2016 Sees Record Participation The packed 2016 Expo tradeshow floor saw both a record number of attendees and exhibitors. Expo participation has been growing steadily in recent years and has become a “must attend” event for the food processing industry in California. The Expo includes a variety of topical educational sessions including several sessions this year on the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Expo provides an excellent opportunity for networking. From left to right, CLFP members Pat Coe, ConAgra Foods; Tom Cortopossi, Stanislaus Food Products; and Greg Estep and Mike Smyth, Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients. By LISA JAGER - CLFP Marketing & Communications Director