Bakers Urge EPA to Decrease Proposed Advanced Biofuel Volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard

January 5, 2022 American Bakers Association

At the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2020, 2021, and 2022 Proposed Rule, wholesale bakers strongly urged the EPA to decrease the proposed advanced biofuel quotas in order to protect an already challenged food supply chain.

MacKie: Five Baking Industry Imperatives For 2022

December 28, 2021 American Bakers Association

The baking industry will have a lot on its plate in 2022, and it can leverage pandemic-era lessons to address upcoming challenges. 

Bakers Disappointed by EPA’s Proposed Biofuel Volume Mandates, Urge Biden Administration to Provide Relief in Final Rule

December 22, 2021 American Bakers Association

On December 7, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a mandated volume increase for biodiesel, a move that will further add strain to the delicate food supply chain and make it more difficult for Americans to find basic products on grocery store shelves and favorite foods in restaurants.

Workforce Recruitment Trends & Best Practices in U.S. Commercial Baking

December 7, 2021 American Bakers Association

In October 2021, Cypress Research conducted a member-based study on behalf of the American Bakers Association and the American Society of Baking to assess challenges and best practices in workforce recruitment. Research focused on the following positions in the U.S. commercial baking industry: hourly skilled and unskilled production and transportation. 2016 data comparisons are sourced from ABA and ASB’s 2016 Workforce Gap in U.S. Commercial Baking study.

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS: An Initial Overview for ABA Members

November 4, 2021 American Bakers Association

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  It will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow and go into immediate effect. ABA is still reviewing the ETS but wanted to provide members with information as quickly as possible.