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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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ABA Engages Tufts, USDA in Wheat Nutrition Dialogue

More than 40 ABA members met at Tufts University for an open dialogue with senior USDA-ARS nutrition researchers on a variety of topics including weight control, glycemic index and vision, as well as, genetic improvement research of wheat.
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ABA Leading Even if Washington Won’t

From ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie I recently had the opportunity to co-host an event for long-time friend of the industry Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). He astutely remarked that Congress, particularly the Senate, is highly dysfunctional. He ticked off numerous bi-partisan initiativ
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Summer Draws to a Close, a Busy Fall Awaits

From ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie: Typically Washington is a ghost town in August as Congress and the president depart for the far reaches of the country. The professional D.C. infrastructure also takes a breather. This year, however, was a little different. August began with t
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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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Wheels of Government Do Turn

From ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie: Over the years, many ABA members have asked the critically important question, “Are ABA’s efforts making a difference in Washington and to my business?” I usually answer, “Yes, but the wheels of government move slowly… ABA needs to keep
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