Regulation & Safety

US bakers applaud bill for harmonizing employee definition

US bakers applaud bill for harmonizing employee definition

By Douglas Yu

American Bakers Association (ABA) says the newly-proposed bill to synchronize the Fair Labor Act’s definition of ‘employee’ with that stated by federal law could benefit independent contractors in the baking industry.

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EC: 'We will now analyse China's decision and consider appropriate steps.'

No justification for China extending potato starch duties, says Starch Europe

By Niamh Michail

The European starch industry is “deeply disappointed” by the Chinese government’s decision to extend anti-subsidy duties against EU potato starch while the European Commission says it is considering appropriate steps to take.

Lotus Bakeries has withdrawn some of its products from Belgium supermarket shelves, found to contain small traces of fipronil from the use of contaminated eggs. Pic: ©iStock/studioaraminta

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Lotus Bakeries takes precautionary measures amid Fipronil scare

By Gill Hyslop

Indulgent and natural snack producer Lotus Bakeries has voluntarily recalled products that contain a slightly higher than recommended level of Fipronil from Belgium supermarket shelves, but says UK market is unaffected.