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Statement of the American Bakers Association on the New Food Icon

“The American Bakers Association commends USDA, HHS, and especially First Lady Michelle Obama for developing the new healthy eating icon based on the sound science of the new dietary guidelines. Consumers are struggling to find simple, clear and easy to follow directives. The new icon
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CFTC Vote Includes ABA Proposal on Position Limits – More Needs to Be Done

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) voted in favor of implementing contract limits on index funds investing in the wheat futures markets. “CFTC’s vote in favor of position limits is a step in the right direction, although we were hoping for more,” s
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Recruitment, Healthcare Implementation Top ABA HR Meeting

It's your job to keep your company compliant, but how do you stay current? How much will the healthcare law cost your business? How will you replace you replace the aging workforce? What motivates the new generation?
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ABA Named USDA MyPlate Strategic Partner

ABA has been accepted as a National Strategic Partner in the USDA/CNPP Nutrition Communicators Network.”Make at least half your grains whole grains,” will be the focus of the fourth quarter 2010 Dietary Guidelines communications message campaign. “By partnering with
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Multi Format Retail Panel, Consumer Analysis Highlight ABA Annual Convention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robb MacKie, President & CEO January 24, 2011 Ph: (202) 789-0300 WASHINGTON, D.C. ─ The American Bakers Association is extremely pleased to roll out the speaker lineup for its 2012 Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kicking off the business sessi
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OSHA Takes Next Steps on Injury and Illness Prevention

OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) white paper outlines its enhanced focus on preventing workplace injuries. The I2P2 rule, which was first introduced by the Obama Administration in 2010, is intended to create a federal program that would identify all workplace
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Rep. John Kline (R-MN) to Address HR Committee on House Efforts to Reign in the NLRB

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, will speak to the ABA Human Resources Committee at its Jan. 23 reception.  If you want to stay informed on the NLRB, healthcare, and other critical labor and human resource issues, you need to attend this
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Enriched Grains Play Role in National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month and the week of Jan. 8-14 is Folic Acid Awareness Week. These milestones provide the industry with a terrific opportunity to reinforce the health benefits of enriched grains in birth defects prevention. Folic acid consumption is criti
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Start of Election Season Reminds Industry of Priorities

From ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie Much like 2011, ABA has a very full plate of complex and challenging issues, including food labeling and safety; commodities; human resources; and environmental issues. ABA is once again counting on the industry to unite in addressing these iss
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