CLFP Food Processing Expo - California League of Food Processors


Event Overview:

Many food processing industry leaders make the Expo a must-attend event and so should you. With more than 270 exhibitors and 2500 attendees - and growing each year - Food Processing Expo offers something for everyone.

In addition to the trade show floor, the Expo features two full days of informative educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities. The 2018 will also include the popular Tomato Processing School, a full-day educational workshop providing everything you need to know about the tomato processing operation.

Attendee Information:


The Tomato Processing School (TPS) is designed for current employees of tomato processing companies who wish to expand their knowledge of the entire operation of the business.

Educational Pavilion

The Expo includes numerous informative sessions throughout the show to ensure there is something of interest for everyone in the food producing industry.

Tasting Pavilion

The pavilion is an opportunity to taste a variety of food products produced by CLFP member processors, UC Davis, Cal Poly, Chico State and Fresno State. The Tasting Pavilion is THE place to be!

CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception and Silent Auction

Open to all attendees and exhibitors and sponsored by a select group of industry suppliers, this event is a fun-filled evening, a great networking opportunity and supports a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit the CLFP Scholarship Fund.

Exhibitor Information:

Food Processing Expo, CLFP's annual tradeshow held in Sacramento, is the largest tradeshow in California devoted exclusively to food processing.  Key decision makers from California and numerous other states and several international countries attend the event.  The purpose of the Expo is to bring the industry together by offering a tradeshow floor with over 270 exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative products for the industry.

Who Should Exhibit?

Industry suppliers interested in opportunities to:

Influence the buying power of food processor representatives
Expand client base and company sales
Unveil new technology, machinery and equipment
Showcase valuable services and supplies
Gather together and connect with key decision makers and industry representatives

About CLFP:

The California League of Food Producers (CLFP) has been the voice and the advocate for California's food producing industry since 1905. CLFP represents the interests of both large and small food processors and beverage producers throughout the state and works to help ensure a favorable and profitable business environment for its members and the entire food producing industry.


Feb 20   

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tomato Processing School

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CLFP Board of Directors' Meeting

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CLFP Board and Exhibitor Reception (Open to Exhibitors and Board exclusively)
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Feb 21   
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kick-off Breakfast with Steve Schmidt (Click here for detail information )
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

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Market Sample Display, Members' Tasting Pavilion and
Vegetable Fruit & Nut Putting Contest
Free Throw Contest
Sacramento Convention Center, Halls A-C
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

New Strategic Energy Management Programs Available to Food Processors,                   
Patsy Duggar, Aptim

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Navigating Legal Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace,                                                Alden Parker, Fischer Phillips LLP 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM NCIFT Luncheon with Parastoo Yaghmaee, Room 305 (Click here for detail information)
The Application of Elecctromagnetic technologies in Disinfestation & Disinfection of low moisture agricultural products,for detailed Speech information click here
Dr. Parastoo Yaghmaee, Ziel Process Solutions
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Earthquakes, Floods, and Fires; Preparing your Business for Major Emergencies,                  Abby Browning, California Office of Emergency Services
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Principles of Sanitary Design: Taking a Proactive Approach to Food Safety,                      Evan McRae, Deville Technologies
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Current Trends in Worker's Compensation Fraud,                                                                    Donald Marshall, The Zenith Insurance Company
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM How to Build and Effective Apprenticeship Program to Strengthen Your Workforce, Gurminder Sangha, California Community College System 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Happy Hour on Trade Show Floor
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

CLFP Supplier Host Council Reception & Silent Auction   
(open to all attendees & exhibitors)
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Feb 22   

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Open

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Member Showcase Sample Display, Members' Tasting Pavilion and
Vegetable Fruit & Nut Putting Contest
Free Throw Contest
Sacramento Convention Center, Halls A-C

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Going Organic,                                                                                                                Jennifer Krebs, California Certified Organic Farmers

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Finding a Co-Packer to Help Build Your Business,
Brad Stapleton, Stapleton-Spence Packing Company

11:15 AM - 11:45 PM

It's Complicated; Complying with the New FSMA Foreign Supplier Verification Rule'
Jon Kimble, Safe Food Alliance

1:15 PM

Close of Show Give-A-Way drawing held in the CLFP Lounge


Feb 2018

Sacramento, California
Sacramento Convention Center




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