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ABA Successful in Securing Extension for FSMA Facility Re-Registration

Late last week, FDA approved ABA’s request for an extension of FSMA Biennial Registration Renewal. The agency indicated that since registration did not become available until October 22, 2012, FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to registration renewals s
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ABA White Paper for Air Permitting Now Available

ABA recently published a White Paper to help members understand the current regulatory environment in response to the many inquiries it has received regarding air permitting in the state of Indiana and EPA Region 5. Almost 2 years ago, the Indiana Department of Environmental Managemen
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ABA Leads Grain Chain – Submits Robust List of Dietary Guidelines Panel Nominees

ABA led the grain-chain organizations in developing a robust group of eight highly respected nutrition and physical activity experts who would contribute science-based and common-sense advice for policies resulting from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Once the committee is
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ABA Efforts Pay Off – USDA Updates School Meals Grain Guidance

In response to continuous and aggressive efforts by ABA to educate policy and lawmakers on the many hurdles of implementation, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service recently issued updated guidance recognizing the industry's challenges related to the new grain requirements for the
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ABA Urges Congress to Weigh in on Ethanol Mandate

Statement from ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie on the need to reevaluate the current corn-based ethanol mandate: “The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) study released today suggests that the annual impact of the corn-based ethanol mandate to chain restaurants woul
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ABA Works with Washington Redskins to Feed Families for the Holidays

Yesterday, several of the ABA staff handed out Arnold's stuffing donated by Bimbo Bakeries USA as part of this year's Redskins' Harvest Feast – an event that has become a tradition for the association. Each year ABA joins Operation Blessing, the Washin
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ABA’s PAC Successful in This Year’s Election Cycle

The American Bakers PAC Post-Election Newsletter is available for online viewing HERE. Your feedback is welcome!   Also, please remember to visit the members-only resource, ABA’s Grassroots Action Center at www.RiseToAction.org for key voting records, legislative action ale
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ABA Dismayed as EPA Denies Ethanol Waiver

Last Friday, the EPA announced that it would not waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements for corn-based ethanol. ABA urged EPA and USDA to consider the waiver, or partial waiver, from the RFS mandate due to the severe drought conditions and reduced crop yields that the US
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ABA Urges Congress to Extend the 2008 Farm Bill

ABA urged the lame duck Congress to extend the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 into the 113th Congress in order to provide for a more robust debate of all farm bill policies that impact farmers, bakers and consumers alike.  ABA cited the need for adequate and necessary
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