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Consumers Union Press Releases

Boise Statesman Ad Urges Trader Joe’s to Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics

Over 650,000 consumers across the country have called on Trader Joe’s to be an industry leader on this critical public health issue.

Chick-fil-A praised for “No-Antibiotics” chicken pledge

Company announces it will only sell chicken raised without antibiotics within five years

Ad Urges Trader Joe’s To Help Curb A Major Public Health Crisis

Campaign Calls On Grocer To Stop Selling Meat Raised On Antibiotics

New Trader Joe’s in Colorado is target of Meat Without Drugs campaign

Consumers Union urges grocer to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics

Consumer Reports tests show consumers unnecessarily exposed to potential cancer risk in many soft drinks

Consumers Union calls on government to set stronger regulations for caramel color in food and beverages

Consumer Reports: Potentially harmful bacteria found on 97 percent of chicken breasts tested

About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics

FDA action on antibiotics an important first step, but more action needed

Much work remains to address antibiotics use in disease prevention and reporting of antibiotic use

CU calls on FDA to consider specific changes to food safety regulations

Consumers Union is asking FDA to require food processors to actually test their products for pathogens to assure food safety.

CU encouraged by close vote in Washington state on genetically engineered food labeling initiative

Vows to continue to fight for mandatory labeling in states

Open Letter from Consumers Union to Trader Joe’s CEO, Dan Bane

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

Letter to the President from The Antibiotic Working Group

This letter from over 30 medical, public health, and sustainable agriculture communities urges Obama to end the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production.

CU scientist to discuss GMOs at annual Grafton County Farm Bureau meeting

The speakers will present their viewpoints on GMO vs. non-GMO and audience members will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Consumer groups urge USDA to strengthen oversight of poultry

USDA should declare antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella as adulterants

CR disappointed with USDA’s decision on Foster Farms

Dangerous outbreak strain potentially still on market

CR advises against buying or using any raw chicken produced from three Foster Farms plants

Expanded advice based on USDA letter to plants expressing safety concerns

CR tests finds salmonella outbreak strain in sample of foster farms raw chicken

Organization calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken from associated plants

FDA initiates formal withdraw of approval of three arsenic-based animal drugs

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

U.S. Department of Agriculture guts national organic law

Decision makes it easier to continue use of artificial ingredients and substances, undermining integrity of organic label

CU joins lawmakers in announcing bill to strengthen food labeling standards

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

National groups join Illinois consumers to rally for GMO labels

The turnout demonstrates that consumers and farmers alike are infuriated that biotech companies are not held to the same safety standards

CDC Report Shows Growing Threat Posed By Antibiotic Resistance

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

Gillibrand bill would help strengthen meat and poultry safety

Too many consumers in this country continue to fall sick due to foodborne illness

Meat Without Drugs Campaign Targets New Austin Trader Joe’s

New store asked not to sell meat from animals raised with the routine use of antibiotics.

FDA arsenic-in-Rice findings underscore concerns about long-term safety

FDA announcement “misses the point” focusing on short-term effects

Consumers Union endorses dietary supplement labeling act

Bill would deliver better labels, stronger requirements for manufacturers, more information for consumers

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