Energy Efficiency and Supply Chain Questions on Bakers’ Minds

ABA members and the ENERGY STAR® program’s Walt Tunnessen sat down for a working session in Washington D.C.  As part of the Energy & Environment meeting agenda, the group worked on developing the industry energy benchmarking tool.  ABA hopes to send the data co
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Baking Customers to Discuss Category Growth at Morning Business Session

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ At the Monday Morning Business Session on April 22 during the 2013 ABA Convention, a panel of key baking industry customers will offer their ideas on how the industry can partner together to grow the category. The panel discussion, moderated by David Orgel, Editor-i
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Morning Business Session to Provide Deep Dive into Baking Category

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ The Monday Morning Business Session on April 22 during the annual ABA Convention in Aventura, Florida, will begin with a unique panel of experts analyzing key trends in the baking industry. The panel, moderated by David Orgel, Editor-in-Chief of Supermarket News, wi
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ABA Testifies on Bakery Tray Loss Before Maryland House Economic Matters Committee

The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) President and CEO Robb MacKie testified yesterday before the Maryland House of Delegates Economic Matters Committee. Mr. MacKie was joined by JR Paterakis, Vice President Sales & Marketing for H & S Bakery/Northeast Foods; Maryland
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ABA to Testify on Plastic Tray Loss in Maryland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Bakers Association’s (ABA) President and CEO Robb MacKie will testify before the Maryland House of Delegates Committee on Economic Matters on Tuesday afternoon, March 12. Accompanying Mr. MacKie will be JR Paterakis, Vice President Sales &am
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Calling All Bakers – Test Drive the Draft Energy Performance Indicator Tool

ABA is working on the ENERGY STAR® benchmarking tool and we need bakers to “test drive” the draft.  The  EPI is an energy management tool, designed to support companies and plants that seek to improve the energy efficiency of their operations.  The EPI i
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ABA Testifies at FDA Public Meeting on FSMA Proposed Rule on Preventive Controls for Human Food Facilities

After its successful initiatives paid off in preventing costly registration fees from being included in the Food Safety Modernization Act, ABA recently had the opportunity to testify in support of FSMA's warehouse exemption during FDA stakeholder meetings on FSMA's Proposed Ru
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Tom Morris Jumpstarts ATBI Breakfast: Focus on Innovation, Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ Renowned business author and philosopher Tom Morris will headline the ATBI Breakfast during the 2013 ABA Convention in Aventura, Fla. Morris, known as one of the most active public philosophers in the world, is recognized for his ability to bring the wisdom of the p
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Folic Acid, Sodium Highlight ABA-CDC Dialogue

This week, over 40 ABA members met with officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga.  During the interactive dialogue, the CDC provided updates on their work and research in the areas of folic acid fortification, sodium reduction, trans f
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