June 18, 2012 Tom Vilsack, Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary US Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Merrigan: Consumer Reports and its advocacy arm, Consumers Union, have recently conducted a shopping scan of labels on more than 1,000 packages of meat from stores across the Continue Reading
Consumers Union Press Releases
CU commends AMA for supporting mandatory premarket safety assessment but disappointed about mandatory labeling
Consumers Union supports FDA’s position in order to avoid misleading consumers with a new label.
This letter from CU to the FDA details the additional steps the agency should take to protect the health of animals and the public.
Urges USDA to conduct thorough investigation of California case
CU is seriously concerned by the announcement of a new case of mad cow disease in a cow from California
In letter to OMB, CU says recent salad greens recall highlights the need for action
Expresses disappointment at new guidelines that are voluntary for the meat industry
CU: There is ample scientific evidence about the health risks of BPA
New analysis shows database is working as intended
Congress has a great opportunity to help make cars safer and save lives on our highways
Congressman has filed three petitions to the FDA proposing a ban on BPA in baby food packaging, canned food, and reusable food containers.
CU disappointed the government did not take final action to address the problem
First-ever guidelines unveiled to limit distractions for in-vehicle electronic devices
Consumer Reports tests of arsenic and lead levels in certain apple, grape juices raise concerns
Groups say GE salmon as an unsafe food additive couldn’t pass proper review
Consumers Union urges FDA to limit sodium levels in food
Consumers Union deeply dismayed at the failure of a bill that would have required labeling of genetically engineered fish, and protect consumer choice.
The health risks that mercury exposure poses are serious to children and other vulnerable populations
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission honored Consumer Reports and its policy and advocacy division Consumers Union with a special award in recognition of “exceptional contributions to consumer product safety.”
Apple and grape juice tests show levels that can contribute to long-term health problems.
Third-party testing was a key provision of a law passed to crack down on unsafe children’s products
The historic passage protects children from baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA
CU submitted comments to the USDA in support of labeling meat and poultry products that have added salt solutions or marinades, which is currently not required.
Legislation would prohibit the chemical in baby bottles & sippy cups for children.