The American Bakers Association (ABA) is working with Congress to pass the 2015 Sugar Reform Act – legislation seeking to modernize the current U.S. sugar program. “The sugar program is a major impediment to job creation for bakers and all food manufacturers,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President and CEO. “Archaic sugar policies have driven costs up for U.S. bakers and consumers to unmanageable levels for far too long. We urge Congress to support reform that will level the playing field and allow bakers to create new jobs,” added MacKie.
“The current sugar program is a net job killer,” said Cory Martin, “If job creation is a key congressional concern, then reforming the sugar program should be a priority, as it would allow bakers to expand and improve our ailing economy,” Martin added.
“ABA is extremely pleased with the leadership shown by Sens. Toomey, Shaheen, Kirk, and the many other original cosponsors, in pushing for needed reforms,” added MacKie. “We look forward to continuing to work with Congress to seek reform of the current U.S. sugar program and passage of the Sugar Reform Act.”