First Lady Michelle Obama and the FDA announced new proposals to update the Nutrition Fact Label that appears on packaged foods.
Consumers Union Press Releases
Over 650,000 consumers across the country have called on Trader Joe’s to be an industry leader on this critical public health issue.
Company announces it will only sell chicken raised without antibiotics within five years
Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics
Consumers Union urges grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics
Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages
About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics
Much work remains to address antibiotics use in disease prevention and reporting of antibiotic use
Consumers Union is asking FDA to require food processors to actually test their products for pathogens to assure food safety.
Vows to continue to fight for mandatory labeling in states
October 29, 2013 Dan Bane, CEO Trader Joe’s 800 Shamrock Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016 Dear Mr. Bane, For over a year now, Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, has been urging you to consider the real harm to public health that Trader Joe’s is contributing to by selling meat from animals routinely fed Continue Reading
This letter from over 30 medical, public health, and sustainable agriculture communities urges Obama to end the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production.
The speakers will present their viewpoints on GMO vs. non-GMO and audience members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.
USDA should declare antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella as adulterants
Dangerous outbreak strain potentially still on market
Expanded advice based on USDA letter to plants expressing safety concerns
Organization calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken from associated plants
CU applauds the FDA for this important action towards safeguarding public health and largely curtailing the deliberate introduction of arsenic into the feed and food supply
Decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances, undermining integrity of organic label
September 19, 2013 Consumers Union Joins Lawmakers in Announcing Bill to Strengthen Food Labeling Standards WASHINGTON, DC – At a press conference today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Representatives Frank Pallone (NJ) and Rosa DeLauro (CT) announced new legislation aimed at updating the requirements for food labels in order to give consumers more information when Continue Reading
The turnout demonstrates that consumers and farmers alike are infuriated that biotech companies are not held to the same safety standards
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1pm ET Consumers Union Calls For Stronger Action to Curb Antibiotic Overuse And To Prevent The Spread Of Deadly Infections in Hospitals WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to public health that is undermining Continue Reading
Too many consumers in this country continue to fall sick due to foodborne illness
New store asked not to sell meat from animals raised with the routine use of antibiotics.
FDA announcement “misses the point” focusing on short-term effects