Bimbo Bakeries fined by state for dan...

Bimbo Bakeries fined by state for dangerous work conditions

There are 37 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Bimbo Bakeries fined by state for dangerous work conditions. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

The state's Department of Industrial Relations fined Bimbo Bakeries more than $230,000 on Thursday for unsafe working conditions at three California facilities.

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Juan Garcia

Santa Ana, CA

#1 Apr 1, 2010
I still want to know why the name Bimbo?
ole Bob

Whittier, CA

#3 Apr 1, 2010
This company is Mexican owned and has attempted to bring the same slip-shod practices common in the third world to the USA. We are not going to look the other way.

I used to enjoy Orowheat products, but now you can't trust them.

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#5 Apr 1, 2010
I worked there when I was Oroweat, and it was unsafe even back then! You would get hurt on the job and wouldn't like you go to the Docters for your injuries!
partypooper

San Gabriel, CA

#6 Apr 1, 2010
Bimbo is the name of the company in Mexico.
It obviously does not mean what it means in English.
What does surprise me--- is that its not meeting Cal Osha regulations-- while having managers that are in PA.

Their Logo is a teddy bear I believe.
juan valdez

Compton, CA

#7 Apr 1, 2010
i like there bread . it is very soft and good tasting . but i understand cal/osha's point of view , there must be safty first .........
Phil P Ness

La Verne, CA

#9 Apr 2, 2010
I find it quite business unfriendly how Cal OSHA operates. Shouldn't the company be given an order to correct (fix it ticket)by Cal OSHA then, if there is no compliance, they are then fined?
corruption

Monrovia, CA

#12 Apr 2, 2010
Well folks, get used to our new work environments. As long as Mexican people are in charge of what goes on in the companies, we will continue the downward spiral of work conditions. After all, any work condition here is certainly better than the conditions down south of the border. My former boss hired his "own" and allowed them free rein to do as they chose (play on the phone and computer all day and take naps) while the rest of us (caucasions) were chastised for not living up to his expectations. When they say they will retake parts of the U.S.A. they meant it. Even if it takes one job at a time. Good luck Americans!
ohhh

La Crescenta, CA

#13 Apr 2, 2010
hmmm, the "caucasion" cant even spell caucasian
tweedy50

Hacienda Heights, CA

#14 Apr 2, 2010
just another company thinking about profit who dont give a damn about their employees safety.
Juan Garcia

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Apr 2, 2010
Phil P Ness wrote:
I find it quite business unfriendly how Cal OSHA operates. Shouldn't the company be given an order to correct (fix it ticket)by Cal OSHA then, if there is no compliance, they are then fined?
This is what I read in the article:

"Cal/OSHA officials say Bimbo Bakeries gained their attention after prior accidents. The company has previously been cited for amputations occurring to employees due to unguarded equipment, according to Cal/OSHA."
It sounds to me like they did get warnings!
Your time is coming

Chicago, IL

#16 Apr 2, 2010
I hate that bread, taste like caca. BIMBO is runned by BIMBOS in PA
just a thought

Ventura, CA

#17 Apr 2, 2010
next they need to send the ICE and clean up all these illegal aliens!

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#18 Apr 2, 2010
Juan Garcia wrote:
I still want to know why the name Bimbo?
The official version has it that the name Bimbo, coined in 1945 when the company was rebranded from its previous name, Super Pan S.A., was chosen because the company thought it competed well with the existing Bambi and Dumbo brands in Mexico. In addition, the innocent, childlike name went well with the brand image they wanted to build. This is from an excerpt "Bimbo a story to believe and create." The name "Bimbo" has no specific meaning in Spanish - it is a combination of two names. In the U.S., the word "bimbo" has a negative connotation.

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#19 Apr 2, 2010
ole Bob wrote:
This company is Mexican owned and has attempted to bring the same slip-shod practices common in the third world to the USA. We are not going to look the other way.
I used to enjoy Orowheat products, but now you can't trust them.
You had better learn to bake your own bread - Grupo Bimbo is the largest bakery in the world. They also own Sara Lee, Entenmann's, Boboli pizza crusts, Thomas English muffins, to name a few. They own Wonder bread in Mexico. The bakeries that they have purchased had problems pre-existing when they were purchased, so don't blame it on them. Cal-OSHA has fined them, and they will fix the problems. Cal-OSHA fines lots of businesses in the U.S. Even high end office buildings get fined, not just manufacturing plants. You just want to cap on them because you think like a bigot. You had the same chance to purchase Oroweat as the next guy.
LP Resident

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Apr 2, 2010
Do you have a life outside of this blog?
Juan Garcia wrote:
<quoted text>
This is what I read in the article:
"Cal/OSHA officials say Bimbo Bakeries gained their attention after prior accidents. The company has previously been cited for amputations occurring to employees due to unguarded equipment, according to Cal/OSHA."
It sounds to me like they did get warnings!
Juan Garcia

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Apr 2, 2010
Why do you assk?
Joy

Parker, AZ

#22 Apr 2, 2010
Phil P Ness wrote:
I find it quite business unfriendly how Cal OSHA operates. Shouldn't the company be given an order to correct (fix it ticket)by Cal OSHA then, if there is no compliance, they are then fined?
Cal-Osha is there to be sure the company is following all safety practices. Why should they just give them a warning? They know there equipment is a hazard.
Now they are paying a hefty fine and still have to bring their equipment up to standards. What a bunch of idiots running that place! It ended up costing them much more than it would have if they obeyed the safety standards and had their equipment up to par.
Perspective

Glendora, CA

#23 Apr 2, 2010
Bimbo puts the finger back in finger doughnuts.
fed up

Diamond Bar, CA

#24 Apr 3, 2010
what do you expect. it's a mexican company from south of the border. imagine the working conditions down there! now they're trying to pull that crap up here.
bigguy

Shamokin, PA

#25 Jul 24, 2010
Reader of the blog wrote:
<quoted text> You had better learn to bake your own bread - Grupo Bimbo is the largest bakery in the world. They also own Sara Lee, Entenmann's, Boboli pizza crusts, Thomas English muffins, to name a few. They own Wonder bread in Mexico. The bakeries that they have purchased had problems pre-existing when they were purchased, so don't blame it on them. Cal-OSHA has fined them, and they will fix the problems. Cal-OSHA fines lots of businesses in the U.S. Even high end office buildings get fined, not just manufacturing plants. You just want to cap on them because you think like a bigot. You had the same chance to purchase Oroweat as the next guy.
To clear this up, i work for a bimbo factory and they do not own sara lee, nor do they own anything with wonderbread, they are our rivals, just to clarify everything.

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