Flowers Foods Elects Ryals McMullian CEO Effective May 2019; CEO Allen L. Shiver To Retire

February 19, 2019 American Bakers Association

Flowers Foods, Inc. announced that Ryals McMullian, the company’s chief operating officer, has been elected president and chief executive officer, effective as of the company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.

ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie to Join NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations Board

The American Bakers Association (ABA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today announced that ABA President and CEO Robb MacKie will join the board of the NAM’s Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). Kimberly Korbel, executive director of the American Wire Producers Association, will serve as chair, and Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association, will serve as vice chair.

ABA Joins Dept. of Defense Food Suppliers to Support Sound Science Decisions

ABA joined with other Department of Defense (DOD) food suppliers in comments supporting DOD implementing a procedure similar to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to engage with stakeholders before proposing ingredient limits to allow suppliers the opportunity to identify potential unintended impacts.

Bakers: Support for Federal Standard for Bioengineered Labeling

December 24, 2018 American Bakers Association

“The baking industry has supported a federal standard for bioengineered food disclosure which is necessary for interstate commerce,” said Robb MacKie, ABA President and CEO.

FMCSA Posts Joint ABA-IDFA Hours of Service Exemption Request

December 20, 2018 American Bakers Association

On Tuesday, December 18, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted a joint petition from the American Bakers Association (ABA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) to exempt drivers hauling bread and dairy products from Hours of Service requirements in the time immediately preceding foreseeable natural disasters.