About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics
Consumers Union Press Releases
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
Bill would deliver better labels, stronger requirements for manufacturers, more information for consumers
Majority of Trader Joe’s shoppers agree grocer should stop selling meat and poultry raised on antibiotics
Proposing a 10 ppb guidance for apple juice—the same level set for water—is a reasonable first step in protecting consumers from unnecessary exposure to arsenic. It also offers an important enforcement and accountability tool for regulators and a key benchmark for apple juice manufacturers.
CU strongly urges the Agency to do all it can to ensure the release of its final guidance on arsenic in fruit juice so that consumers can begin to reduce their exposure to this contaminant
In the summer of 2011, 33 people died because of listeria on cantaloupes, which could have been prevented if these new rules had been in effect and enforced
The new peer-reviewed long-term pig feeding study just published raises important concerns about possible health impacts of consuming genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy.