15 AUG

2017 CPF Annual Conference September 21-22 in Montere

The 2017 California Poultry Federation (CPF) Annual Conference is September 21-22 at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey and we are asking for your support once again as a sponsor of this important event for the California poultry industry.This conference represents a great networking opportunity for you and your business. This two-day event will allow you to meet and talk with all the major players in the California poultry industry. Our sponsorship levels remain very affordable when compared to other industry organizations.

The three levels of sponsorship for you to consider are: Diamond Club, $2,750 donation; Gold Club, $1,500 donation; and Silver Club, $1,000 donation.

Diamond Club Sponsors will be honored at the banquet and all other Sponsors will be honored during our annual breakfast. Your names and photographs will be published in our newsletter and in special brochures designed to say “thank you” for supporting California’s poultry industry.

To sponsor, visit the www.cpif.org  Annual Conference web page and click on the Sponsor link. We encourage you to use the online Sponsorship Form to streamline the submission process.


CPF Annual Conference Sponsors to Date
Thank you!
Diamond Club Level  $2750 Agrecom, Inc.; Aviagen; Boehringer Ingelheim; Darling Ingredients; International PaperGold Club Level  $1500
Aviagen Turkeys/Select Genetics; Bayer Animal Health; Big Dutchman; Cobb-Vantress, Inc.; Evonik Industries; Foster Farms; Grimaud Farms; Haley Farms, Inc.; Marel; Maple Leaf Farms West; Morris & Associates; Petaluma Poultry; Phibro Animal Health; Pitman Family Farms; Purina Animal Nutrition; Rabobank N.A.; Strand Ag Supply; Valley Fresh Foods Inc./Rainbow Farms; Veterinary Service Inc.

Silver Club Level $1000
Alpha Inc. + Chore Time Inc.; Alltech; Animal Health International; DiBuduo & DeFendis; Diamond V; Hubbard LLC; J. S. West & Companies; Label Technology, Inc.; Merck; Neogen; Novus International Inc.; Rolling F Credit Union; Shepard Bros. Inc.; Volk Enterprises; Zacky Farms; Wildenberg Farms, INC.

15 AUG

Mack Dryden, CPF Conference Key Note Speaker

Whether your objective is to inspire the troops or just make them laugh ’til they hurt, Mack is a guaranteed hit, as hundreds of thrilled clients happily attest.  He’s been delighting audiences for years with his relaxed stage presence, hilarious yet inspiring material, and uniquely engaging delivery.  As a comedian he’s performed on dozens of TV shows, including several appearances on The Tonight Show. As an actor he’s appeared in several movies and on many other TV shows, including JAG and a recurring role as a judge on ABC’s The Guardian. Read more

15 AUG

How safe is chicken imported from China? 5 questions answered

Maurice Pitesky, University of California, Davis

(THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Under a trade deal concluded in May, China has begun exporting chicken to the United States. Critics have pointed to China’s record of food safety issues and argued the deal prioritizes commerce over public health. Here Maurice Pitesky, a poultry extension specialist at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on poultry health and food safety epidemiology, answers five questions about importing Chinese chicken. Read more

15 AUG

No, eggs aren’t bad for you

‘What The Health’, a new documentary currently streaming on Netflix, has caused quite a stir lately among health professionals and viewers alike with its claims that eating one egg a day is as bad as smoking five cigarettes. For the record, it isn’t — but the claim isn’t necessarily a new one. In 2012 a study published in Atherosclerosis claimed to have found a relationship between egg yolk consumption and the development of atherosclerosis — a disease in which plaque accumulates along the walls of arteries, increasing heart attack and stroke risk.  Read more

14 AUG

Nutritional transparency regulations suspended for meat, poultry

President Trump’s first Unified Agenda lists the proposed revision of the nutrition label requirements for meat and poultry products as inactive, thus tabling the changes for at least six months if not longer.

The proposal was released Jan. 19 by the USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), one day before the current administration took office.

Though specific for meat and poultry, the changes ran concurrent with the general new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, which was announced in May of 2016.

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07 AUG

Farm bill requests abound at California listening session

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program received a lot of support at a farm bill listening session held in Modesto, Calif., Saturday, as hunger advocates and academics from the state’s Central Valley urged House lawmakers to protect and even expand the program to benefit families, food banks, farmers markets and California fruit and vegetable growers.

Five House lawmakers, including House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, heard from dozens of witnesses representing the diverse agricultural economy of California. “I don’t know if there’s anything you don’t grow out here.” Conaway said at the start of the session.
California Republicans Jeff Denham, David Valadao, Doug LaMalfa also attended the session, along with Democrat Dwight Evans of Pennsylvania. All but Valadao are also members of the Ag Committee. Another listening session is scheduled for the end of the month in Illinois, and on Thursday of this week Democratic Rep. Jimmy Panetta will host a session in Salinas with Democrats Collin Peterson of Minnesota, the committee’s ranking member, and Representative Jim Costa, also of California.
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07 AUG

Secretary Perdue appoints new leadership for Food Safety

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today made two key appointments to help fulfill the vital mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply. Perdue announced that Carmen Rottenberg was selected as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and Paul Kiecker was named Acting Administrator for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The two will serve in those capacities until presidential nominees are confirmed by the Senate for those roles. In making the announcements, Secretary Perdue issued this statement: “Ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply is our most important responsibility, and it’s one we undertake with great seriousness.  Both Carmen and Paul have dedicated their careers to the mission of food safety and I am pleased to have appointed them to these important roles within the USDA,” said Secretary Perdue. “I commend the work of the entire USDA’s food safety team for painstakingly safeguarding the food we serve our families every single day.”
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07 AUG

US broiler industry steadily reducing incidence of foodborne pathogens

The US broiler industry has been steadily reducing the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter on chicken parts since the USDA’s new performance standards took effect last year. In fact, the industry is exceeding USDA expectations, said Ashley Peterson, PhD, vice president of science and technology, National Chicken Council, in the first of a three-part conversation about food safety with Poultry Health Today.  Read more