CLFP Press Releases

Mike Smyth, Olam Food Ingredients, Elected as CLFP 2023-2024 Chair
May 25, 2023

Mike Smyth, Olam Food Ingredients, was elected the 2023-2024 chair of the California League of Food Producers (CLFP) at its Annual Board of Directors Meeting on April 27. Smyth is the Senior Vice President of Operations of Olam Food Ingredients (ofi), which is based in Fresno, CA. ofi sources from 2.75 million farmers, retains over 20,000 employees, operates [...]

Jim Lipman, California Olive Ranch, Elected as CLFP 2022-23 Chair
By Jacqueline Ostrander • June 21, 2022

Jim Lipman, California Olive Ranch, was elected the 2022-2023 chair of the California League of Food Producers (CLFP) at its Annual Board of Directors Meeting on May 5. Lipman is the COO of California Olive Ranch, which is based in Chico, CA. The company was founded in 1998 and has the largest acreage of olive oil producing trees in California, and one of the largest mills in the United States. California Olive Ranch continues to make high-quality award-winning [...]

Learn About Plant-Based Foods, Starting a Specialty Food Business, Technology and More at Food Processing Expo 2020
By Lisa Jager •  January 8, 2020

Food Processing Expo 2020 will be held in a new location at the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 12-13, and will feature a dynamic and topical array of speakers and workshops. The Expo is California’s largest food processing trade show and is a premier event for all facets of the state’s food production industry. Two Pre-Expo Workshops will be held on February 11 – “Starting a Specialty Food Business” and a “Food Processing Facility Sanitation Workshop.” Additional workshops will be held throughout the two-day Expo focusing on timely topics such as [...]