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
Consumers Union Press Releases
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.
Consumers Union has been calling for labeling for years, applauds USDA proposal.
Connecticut is the first state in the US to pass a bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineered food
Ad calls on company to end this practice that contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistance.
Vermont’s historic vote is a major victory for consumer demand for the labeling of genetically engineered food
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would help the FDA study the use of antimicrobial drugs in food producing animals
Ad highlights how the overuse of antibiotics in livestock is promoting the spread of drug resistant superbugs that threaten public health.
Consumers Union is also asking members of Congress to support legislation that would address these issues
Over 1.8 million people sent comments vehemently opposing the approval of a genetically engineered salmon by the FDA
Ninety percent of samples had one or more of the five bacteria for which CR tested
National Organic Standards Board votes to discontinue use of antibiotics in organic apple & pear production.
Poll: More than 80 percent don’t know or don’t think antibiotics used to treat disease in apple, pears
The campaign aims to convince the grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.
Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh among stores that will reject GE fish
Rep. Louise Slaughter reintroduces bill to end the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production.
Special Valentine’s Day outreach event aims to convince Trader Joe’s to stop selling meat and poultry raised on antibiotics.