California missed a golden opportunity to protect its citizens from the sale of contaminated beef and poultry when Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have thwarted a secrecy agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of California that keeps the public in the dark about the sale of hazardous foods.
Consumers Union Press Releases
Switch required in all U.S. sold cars by 2008, but time lag could result in more unnecessary deaths
To help diners-on-the-go choose the most nutritious and tastiest fast foods, the CR September issue presents “Fast Food: Adding Health to the Menu.”
While viruses and spam continue to proliferate, they have been joined by two emerging threats: spyware and phishing, according to the September issue of CR.
A new National Academy of Sciences report to be released July 28 on Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods paints a disturbing picture of how little we know about the effects of genetically engineering on food, according to CU.
Increase 57 percent over last year; CU urges Congress to prevent further tragedies
Expected rule to fix feed problem is now put on backburner by FDA and administration.
CU and the Suzuki Motor Corp. are pleased to announce that the product disparagement lawsuit regarding the Suzuki Samurai sport-utility vehicle, filed by Suzuki against CU in 1996 has been settled and will be dismissed.
In recent years, the number of products that have been subject to a government recall has risen substantially. CR points out that too often, word of a recall doesn’t reach the owners of defective products.
9 of 10 consumers want supplements proven safe before placed on store shelves.
CU calls on Agriculture Secretary to keep the ban on importation of Canadian beef and to increase mad cow testing.
Consumers Union tells Senate subcommittee transportation agency’s rollover ratings fail to reflect when vehicles tip up in testing
CU urges the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Congress to adopt the Institute of Medicine’s science-based guidelines for evaluating the safety of dietary supplements.
Another child is killed this week in power window strangulation incident that safety measures would have addressed. Read testimony
Earlier this year, news accounts indicated that California was one of seven states that received a shipment of beef products subject to a USDA recall because it included meat and bones from a cow that tested positive for mad cow disease.
Consumers Union joined with other organizations to urge the California Agriculture Department to deny a biotech firm’s request to plant a controversial pharmaceutical rice crop. Read the group’s letter.