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 4436 News & Views Magazine EDITION 1, 2016 CLFP has a dedicated group of members who understand the importance of keeping informed about regulatory and legislative issues and working together to address industry problems. CLFP has a dedicated group of members who understand the importance of keeping informed about regulatory and legislative issues and working together to address industry problems. It is critical that policy makers hear from the industry and know that we speak with one voice. CLFP staff work on a wide range of issues that affect all food processors in the state, including: Food labeling Energy costs Wastewater and storm water permits Air emissions standards Transportation Food safety State taxes and fees Wage and hour regulations OSHA standards CLFP would like to expand its political reach by adding members who share the goal of promoting a more business- friendly political climate in California. It is in everyone’s best interest that more companies be engaged in the process. If you know colleagues or competitors who are not CLFP members, please encourage them to meet with CLFP staff to learn how CLFP can add value to their organization and how they can contribute to enhancing the welfare of the industry. The Value of CLFP Membership STAY INFORMED—JOIN A CLFP POLICY COMMITTEE One of the best ways to stay informed about industry issues is to join and participate in one of CLFP’s five policy committees. These committees provide their members with firsthand information about a wide variety of current issues and proposed regulations and legislation. They also provide details and access to information and exchanges in a forum not always readily available to other food processing industry members. The policy committees are: ■ Energy Resources Committee ■ Environmental Committee ■ Food Safety, Nutrition and Labeling Committee ■ Labor and Employment Committee ■ Legislative Affairs Committee These committees meet regularly to receive updates on a wide range of issues and to share ideas. Topics discussed at recent meetings include: ■ Proposition 65 ■ New OSHA regulations ■ Changes in wage and hour standards ■ Energy costs ■ Wastewater permits ■ The greenhouse gas Cap-and-Trade program In addition to staff presentations, committee meetings often include guest speakers from industry, utilities, regulatory agencies and the legislature. CLFP also welcomes participation in its Expo Steering Committee and Scholarship Committee. For more information or to join one or more of the committees, contact CLFP at 916 640 8150.