The American Bakers Association (ABA) is celebrating a successful end to 2015 with the advancement of many industry priorities in the Omnibus spending bill signed into law late last week.
“Passage of this bill not only increases opportunities for bakers, all businesses and consumers, it brings stability to our economy. The Omnibus provides bakers with much needed flexibility and clarity on a range of issues from nutrition to transportation to trade policy,” said ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie.
Several provisions that ABA fought to be encompassed in the final bill benefit the wholesale baking industry including: COOL Repeal, provisions on the Hours of Service – 34 Hour Restart, Dietary Guidelines process review, partially hydrogenated oils, Wholegrain Flexibility in School Meals, and Food Safety Modernization Act funding.
“From the delivery drivers on the road to avoiding devastating tariffs from the United States’ two biggest trading partners, final passage allows bakers to focus on what they do best – producing wholesome baked goods for American families,” MacKie added.
For a more detailed description of baking industry priorities in the Omnibus, CLICK HERE.