Our Committees

Committees

Name

Agricultural Production Committee

Description

Responsible for serving the membership in all matters pertaining to agricultural chemicals and agricultural technology. To provide guidance to the staff regarding the annual compilation of pesticide schedules and forms. Hold discussions with State and Federal agencies concerning pesticide legislation, policy, and interpretations. When necessary, develops testimony for hearings on pesticide legislation pertinent to the industry. Maintains liaison, as needed, with pesticide manufacturers concerning product specifications, usage, etc.


Air Quality Subcommittee

This Subcommittee is responsible for all matters pertaining to air quality. It advises the staff of actions taking place in the area of air quality that affect the food processing industry and develops recommendations for presentations or potential research needs to the Board of Directors. Specific areas of interest to the Subcommittee include regulations proposed by the California Air Resources Board, regulations proposed by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District or other regional air pollution control districts, and state and federal air quality legislation that may affect food processors.


Electric Rate Subcommittee


Energy Resources Committee

Responsible for serving the membership in all matters pertaining to energy. It advises the staff of actions taking place in the areas of energy which affect the food processing industry and develops recommendations for presentations to the Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the Committee to conduct a thorough review of research needs in its area of responsibility. Actively promotes energy efficiency and conservation programs.


Environmental Committee

Responsible for serving the membership in all matters pertaining to the environment. Advises the staff of actions taking place in the area of environmental issues affecting the food processing industry and develops recommendations for presentations to the Board of Directors. The Committee conducts a thorough review of research needs in its area of responsibility, which include Air Quality, Water Resources, and Solid Waste.


Food Safety, Nutrition, & Labeling Committee

Actively monitors, and when appropriate, works with the CLFP Legislative Affairs Committee to engage on federal and state legislation and regulations pertaining to food safety and labeling. Provides timely issue updates to the CLFP membership. Also, provides educational resources as well as tools and guidance to the CLFP membership on enhancing supply chain safety, complying with food labeling standards, and instituting best practices for handling product recalls.


Labor & Employment Committee

Actively monitors and provides timely updates to the CLFP membership on state regulations relating to employee hours, wages and benefits, worker health and safety, and workers’ compensation. Discusses benchmarking activities and how it relates to improving CLFP member companies’ workforce. Also, responsible for providing resources, tools, educational opportunities and guidance to the CLFP membership on best practices for workers’ safety.


Legislative Affairs Committee

Responsible for developing recommendations on legislative policies for presentation to the CLFP Board of Directors. Consults with other CLFP committees as needed and advises the staff on specific legislative issues and, as appropriate, analyzes and recommends industry positions. Recommends proactive public policy initiatives as well as promotes appropriate political involvement and action on the part of CLFP members. Develops outreach initiatives that facilitate the education of elected officials and regulators about the food processing industry in California.


Natural Gas Subcommittee


Solid Waste Subcommittee

This Subcommittee is responsible for all matters pertaining to solid waste, focusing on those related to the disposal of food processing by-products, recycling, and the disposal of packaging materials and other solid wastes. It advises the staff of actions taking place in the area of solid waste issues that affect the food processing industry, and develops recommendations for presentations to the Board of Directors. It conducts a thorough review of research needs and advances industry issues for member involvement by identifying opportunities and planning appropriate workshops.


Tomato Processing Research Committee

Emphasizes tomato processing science and technology toward improving process, quality and economic efficiency.


Transportation & Logistics Committee

This Committee is responsible for monitoring transportation and logistics issues affecting California food processors, and helping members resolve problems. Key topics of interest will include truck, rail, and ocean shipping rates, services, and regulations, and ocean port cargo logistics. Specific issues include truck weight and length regulations and hours of service regulations for drivers. The Committee will work closely with affiliate members in the transportation and logistics industry along with other trade associations.


Water Resources Subcommittee

This Subcommittee is responsible for all matters pertaining to water resources that are pertinent to food processors. It helps create an environment that will help members deal with water recycling and land applications in a cost effective and environmentally sound manner. It promotes the welfare of the food processing industry through identification on key issues, promoting communication within the industry, issue advocacy, and the development of educational workshops of materials./p>