CU informs the USDA of new findings on pathogens in pork products appearing in the January 2013 issue of CR
Consumers Union Press Releases
The FDA’s action marks the first time the agency has used its new authority it gained in a 2011 food safety law
New research showed contamination by several kinds of bacteria, much of which proved resistant to one or more antibiotics important in human medicine.
Consumers Union Urges Major Reduction of Antibiotics in Food Animal Production To Protect Public Health Consumer Group Highlights The Overuse of Drugs In Food Animals During CDC’s “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” YONKERS, NY — Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, today called for a major reduction in the Continue Reading
November 7, 2012 Chemical and Agribusiness Interests Defeat California’s Proposition 37 Measure Would Have Required Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food SAN FRANCISCO, CA – California’s Proposition 37, which would have required clear labels on genetically engineered food, was defeated following a $45 million opposition campaign financed by chemical and agribusiness industry opponents. Supporters of the Continue Reading
Rep. Henry Waxman plans to introduce bill that would provide new information to the FDA on use of antibiotics in food animals.
CU hosts press event at Union Square flagship store to deliver petition signatures to the grocer
Consumer Reports that found concerning levels of arsenic in tests of more than 200 samples of rice and rice products
Complete Consumer Reports Arsenic In Rice Results
Government data shows eating one rice food item can increase arsenic exposure by 44 percent
Consumers Union urges the grocery store to sell only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics
Letter to two Congressional committees refutes industry claims about Consumers Union’s recently released report and campaign.
Consumers Union has long advocated for a ban on BPA in baby bottles and kids’ spill-proof cups
Report offers details on national supermarket chains that sell meat raised without antibiotics, a consumer poll on the issue and recommendations for shoppers. New campaign, “Meat Without Drugs” asks grocery retailer Trader Joe’s to only source meat raised without antibiotics.
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
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