The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) Board of Directors are arriving in Washington for the ABA Summer Board Meeting. During the June 11 meeting they will be joined by Michael Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the Food and Drug Administration, to discuss a variety of issues impacting the baking industry including the latest developments on the partially hydrogenated oils policy, nutrition facts panel and serving size revisions and the sodium reduction target policy.
The group will also hear from Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) who will share his thoughts on releasing businesses from onerous regulatory burdens as well as initiatives to spur sustainable economic growth. Senator Heller currently serves on the Committee on Finance; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging.
“The baking industry continues to face an avalanche of regulatory and legislative issues so the opportunity for the ABA Board of Directors to have a dialogue with policymakers here in Washington is critical,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President and CEO. “We are looking forward to a productive meeting tomorrow.”