ABA Releases Allergen Resource Document

This week ABA released its new Allergen Resources for the Baking Industry document that includes links to FDA regulations and questions and answer documents, industry best practices,  consumer organization contacts and international sources for information on allergens. This document
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2013 ABA Convention Boasts a Strong Turnout

The high caliber business program attracted a strong turnout of industry leaders, including a record-number of new attendees at this year's ABA Convention.  The ABA Convention again lived up to its billing as the premier annual gathering of the baking industry. More than 250
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ABA Signs Amicus Brief Supporting Position Limit Rule Addressing Market Volatility

Contact: Cory Martin Director, Government Relations (202) 789-0300 Washington, D.C. – The American Bakers Association (ABA) today signed on to an amicus brief supporting the Commodity Future Trading Commission’s (CFTC) rule imposing position limits on index funds operating
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Bill Reining in the NLRB Passes the House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act, a bill seeking to rein in the NLRB following the D.C. Circuit Court’s ruling against President Obama’s so-called recess appointments in January 2012.  This b
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ABA Updates AACCI Milling and Baking Division, FSMA and Labeling Policy Highlighted

ABA Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs Lee Sanders provided a comprehensive policy priority update for the AACCI’s Milling and Baking Spring Technical Conference on April 11 that included highlights of the Administration’s new Fiscal Year 2014 b
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Congressman Luke Messer Visits ABA

Continuing the House Freshman Meet and Greet series, ABA hosted Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN-6) this morning for an informal discussion on business and food industry issues.  Messer currently serves on the Education & Workforce and Foreign Affairs Committees in the United States Ho
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Bakers Commend Bipartisan Legislation To Reform Ethanol Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – "The American Bakers Association applauds Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Steve Womack (R-AR) for introducing the “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act,” said Robb MacKie, American Bakers Asso
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ABA Submits Comments to USDA Regarding the Competitive Foods Proposal

The American Bakers Association has filed comments with the US Department of Agriculture in response to their proposed rule on standards for competitive foods in schools. ABA recommended that the rule align with the existing standards already set in place under the National School Lun
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FDA FSMA Vulnerability Assessment Released

FDA had published Analysis of Results for FDA Food Defense Vulnerability Assessments and Identification of Activity Types, a report required under Section 106 of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Over the past several years, FDA has conducted vulnerability assessments (VAs) on m
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