Learn How You Can Participate
The California League of Food Producers (CLFP), founded in 1905, is a not-for-profit trade association representing food processors with production facilities located in California. Getting involved with a membership and participation will be beneficial to your organization. Together we can provide a more favorable environment for the strength and growth of the California food producing industry.
The Value of Membership
CLFP is your advocate in Sacramento, monitoring and analyzing key legislation and regulations and effectively representing your interests. We are your “eyes and ears” in the Capitol and your go-to resource for a wide range of issues. To be most effective in the public policy arena, the food processing industry must work together. We need your voice and participation in CLFP.
As a member of CLFP, you will have opportunities to meet with your peers who are working for some of the finest food companies in the world. The exchange of ideas and information among our members is one of the valuable benefits of participation in this association.
“The League has consistently provided a vehicle for us to meet and work with other industry participants, plus a high level of expertise and performance in government and regulatory affairs. We sincerely value the League, and particularly the staff of superb individuals who provide the talent, commitment, and effort to get things done.”
– Chris Rufer, The Morning Star Packing Company
“We at Pacific Coast Producers (PCP) have found CLFP to be an extremely valuable asset and ally in our business. CLFP regularly updates the industry regarding issues pending at the Legislature and administrative level so we are aware of the new issues and concerns for our operations. CLFP has been instrumental in shaping legislation on behalf of the entire community of food processors in this state. We at PCP highly value our relationship with CLFP and would recommend membership to others.”
– Mona Shulman, Pacific Coast Producers
“As a member of CLFP for 40+ years, the leadership and staff of the League have professionally represented our industry before the state Legislature and regulatory agencies with resources not available internally to us. At times we have been faced with government red tape on issues specific to our company and industry and the League has always stepped forward to help us achieve a positive solution. The League is our eyes and ears at the Capitol and their contribution to our industry is ‘priceless.’”
– Ken Wienholz, Bell-Carter
"Hilmar Cheese Company (HCC) has found its membership in CLFP to be extremely beneficial. The issues addressed by CLFP are germane to HCC and provide valuable assistance as we navigate through the California legislative and regulatory environment. CLFP staff are knowledgeable and strong advocates for the food processing industry in California. They are intimately involved in issues that, among others, ranged from the PG&E Rate Case to the State’s Greenhouse Gas regulatory program to Proposition 65 and the complex CV-SALTS initiative. In all areas, CLFP has led the way for others to follow and all food processors are encouraged to become CLFP member companies."
– Burt Fleischer, Hilmar Cheese Company
Our membership includes international and national brands, private label and institutional suppliers, and family-owned food processing businesses. The operations include canners, freezers, dryers, dehydrators, dairy processors, and facilities that produce a wide array of snack foods, juices, sauces, olive oils, and specialty food products.
In addition to our processor membership, nearly 250 Affiliate members - industry suppliers - are included as important participants in CLFP and are an integral part of the multi-billion dollar food industry in California.
Click here for more information on Affiliate membership.
Supplier Host Members
Some Affiliate members choose to be Supplier Host Council (SHC) members, which offers additional benefits, such as logo recognition at the annual Food Processing Expo and exclusive networking opportunities at the annual SHC Fall Golf Tournament held each fall. This event hosts a fundraising raffle which raises funds for CLFP's Scholarship Program.
CommitteesNine policy committees provide the backbone of CLFP’s mission. Member company experts meet to identify emerging issues and recommend policy and actions for consideration by CLFP's Board of Directors.
Committee membership is open to all active food processor and affiliate member companies. Become a member on a committee today and make your voice heard!
In addition to participating in CLFP's committees, members can get involved in other CLFP events and activities including:
CLFP Activities - Get Involved!
- Board of Directors' Meetings
- Food Processing Expo and Receptions
- Supplier Host Council Fall Golf Tournament & Raffle
- CLFP Scholarship Program
- Capitol Day
- DC Fly-In, and more!