Benefits of FIBR Membership

  • Discounted registration rates for FIBR programs.
  • Discounted rates for food safety training.
  • Free copies of all seminar materials, handouts and industry reports
  • Networking and information sharing among members.
  • FIBR Advocates on Members Behalf on Regulatory and Legislative Issues.
  • FIBR’s access to local, state and federal regulatory representatives to address issues or questions on your behalf.
  • Information and resources to help your company stay competitive.
  • Access to the FIBR Member's Only section of the website.
  • At FIBR, Your Entire Company Becomes the Member!

Additional Benefits From Our Members

Barney and Barney

The food services practice at B & B specializes in creating and developing solutions that help our food service clients control cost, avoid risk and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their insurance programs. (Work Comp, Employee Benefits, Product Recall, General Liability, Compensation consulting, etc.) We are excited to offer FIBR members a proprietary comprehensive insurance audit that will provide suggestions and recommendations and identify gaps in current coverage. The audit will include a review of current plan designs, legal and regulatory risk, wellness and OSHA/Safety review. Contact Food Practice Leaders, John Whalley, 714-394-8853, john.whalley@barneyandbarney.com and Tricia Dow 626-353-4757, tricia.dow@barneyandbarney.com, or visit us at barneyandbarney.com

California Agribusiness Credit Union

California Agribusiness Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution, exclusively serving the employees of companies within the food and dairy industries since 1936. Our full array of trustworthy financial products and services will directly support your organization's entire employee base and will truly enhance your organization's benefits package at absolutely no cost. The following link will direct you to our "Eligible Groups" page and will explain our Credit Union's services, how to join, etc.: www.calagcu.org/join-us/eligible-groups Additionally, you may contact our Marketing/Business Relationship Officer, Stephanie Medinilla at (800) 391-8725 Ext. 110 orsmedinilla@calagcu.org to address any specific questions you may have about our Credit Union. We look forward to serving your employees!

California League of Food Processors (CLFP)

FIBR is an affiliate member of CLFP. FIBR members may enjoy discounts to CLFP programs and FIBR benefits from CLFP's leadership in the legislature. CLFP is devoted primarily to furthering the interests of the food processing industry before the State Legislature and regulatory agencies. Key issue areas include energy costs, environmental regulations, food safety regulations, OSHA, and state tax policy. CLFP Members are primarily canners, freezers, dryers, and dehydrators of fruits and vegetables. Additional members include dairy, snack food, juice, and specialty product processors. CLFP also has over 250 affiliate members. Contact CLFP at 916/444-9260 or visit www.clfp.com.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)

CMTC offers FIBR members their Small Manufacturers Advantage Program (SMA). The SMA program provides expertise to small manufacturers via their assistance in identifying and solving productivity problems. Through CMTC’s Company SnapShot™ assessment tool, manufacturers receive improvement plans that can lead to increased productivity and higher profits. For more information, call CMTC at 310/263-3060 or visit www.cmtc.com.

Marimix

Marimix Company, Inc. is a manufacturer of premium snack mixes committed to providing premium quality, superior customer service, and uniquely flavored snacks. The Marimix line offers ready to eat "cereal-based" snack mixes, hand baked using only the finest quality ingredients to create one of a kind flavors. These award-winning flavors are offered in a variety of convenient sizes, decorative gift collections and custom gifts. Marimix specializes in Business Gift Services and offers volume discounts for corporations. Exclusively sold through mail order, www.marimix.com, and select specialty stores nationwide, Marimix also provides Wholesale, Private Label and Co-Packing Services. FIBR Members can receive 10% off mail or online orders. Please contact us toll free at 1-888-MARIMIX (627-4649), email customercare@marimix.com or visit www.marimix.com.

United Agribusiness League (UAL)

FIBR and its members are associate members of UnitedAg. UnitedAg is an agricultural trade association dedicated to meeting its members’ and employee benefit needs, promoting their interests with lawmakers, and helping them comply with legislation and regulation. Take advantage of the many member benefits UnitedAg offers including their exclusive Health Benefit Plans provided by UABT, legislative representation in both Sacramento and Washington D.C., educational programs and events tailored to meet the needs of the agribusiness community, bi-monthly and quarterly publications focused on issues such: as healthcare reform, innovative technology, HR, food safety, water, and much much more. UnitedAg proudly supports the future of the agribusiness community through its Agribusiness Education Foundation, a charitable foundation that has awarded over $977,000 in scholarships to members and their employees or children attending college or graduate school. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or contact Maribel Ochoa at mochoa@unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

Worksite Wellness LA (WWLA)

Providing health insurance to employees may be highly desirable, but can be challenging for many small businesses. There service available to your company that promote healthy lifestyles through prevention education, health coverage enrollment and referrals to low-cost health care services in L.A. County. And these on-site services could be provided to your workforce at no cost to you. WWLA offers health education at your business. The Program include issues such as: nutrition, diabetes, alcohol/ substance abuse and women's health. WWLA provides health program enrollment assistance. Visit out website at www.worksitewellnessla.org or contact Luis Pardo at 323 758 9480 and pardowwla@gmail.com

Membership Information

Membership is open to:

  • Core Members: For-profit companies, corporations, or organizations which have a substantial portion of their manufacturing in ethnic and/or specialty food products.
  • Associate Members: For-profit companies or individuals who are involved in purchasing from or selling products or services to core members.
  • Supporting Members: Not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, or individuals having an interest in furthering the goals of FIBR.
  • Student members: Students attending or recently graduated from College having an interest in the food processing industry and in furthering the goals of FIBR.

Yearly Membership Rates

Core Members*
50 or fewer employees $150 51-100 employees $300 101 or more employees $750

Associate Members
$250

Supporting Members
$150

Student Members
$25

*effective February 1, 2014

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