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Consumers Union Press Releases

CU letter to Representative Ed Markey in support of petitions to ban BPA

Congressman has filed three petitions to the FDA proposing a ban on BPA in baby food packaging, canned food, and reusable food containers.

Consumers Union Statement on Department of Transportation Decision to Delay Rear-Visibility Rule

CU disappointed the government did not take final action to address the problem

New guidelines for automakers will help lower risks of in-vehicle distractions

First-ever guidelines unveiled to limit distractions for in-vehicle electronic devices

House bill to limit arsenic in apple & grape juices

Consumer Reports tests of arsenic and lead levels in certain apple, grape juices raise concerns

Consumer Groups Petition FDA to Ban GE Salmon as an Unsafe Food Additive

Groups say GE salmon as an unsafe food additive couldn’t pass proper review

Calls for Lower Sodium Food Grow

Consumers Union urges FDA to limit sodium levels in food

CA Assembly fails to pass bill to label GE fish

Consumers Union deeply dismayed at the failure of a bill that would have required labeling of genetically engineered fish, and protect consumer choice.

New Mercury Rules Help Lower Pollution, Save Lives

The health risks that mercury exposure poses are serious to children and other vulnerable populations

Consumer Reports and Consumers Union Honored with CPSC Award for Advancing Product Safety, Helping Save Lives

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.”

Consumer Reports finds concerning levels of arsenic and lead in juice

Apple and grape juice tests show levels that can contribute to long-term health problems.

Consumer Groups Applaud CPSC Vote for Independent Safety Testing of Toys, Children’s Products

Third-party testing was a key provision of a law passed to crack down on unsafe children’s products

CU heralds historic passage of BPA ban in California

The historic passage protects children from baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA

CU in support of better labeling for meat and poultry products with added solutions

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.

CU urges CA Gov to sign BPA ban bill into law

Legislation would prohibit the chemical in baby bottles & sippy cups for children.

USDA to declare zero tolerance for E. Coli strains

Consumers Union applauds new policy to make food safer

Consumers Union Commends CA State Assembly for Passing BPA Ban; Urges Governor Brown to Sign Into Law

Five year effort finally results in BPA ban bill being sent to California governor

CU Commends CA Senate for Passing BPA Ban; Urges Swift Final Vote in Assembly

California one step closer to a law banning the chemical in baby bottles and sippy cups.

CU calls on USDA to tighten salmonella standard

In wake of outbreak in ground turkey; asks Congress to give USDA recall authority

Congress passes the consumer product safety bill

The bill preserves the independent safety testing of toys and other children’s products

More than 100 countries agree to label GM foods

Twenty year struggle within global food safety body ends with consumer rights milestone, move clears way for greater monitoring of the effects of GM organisms

US ends opposition to GM labeling guidelines

Twenty year struggle within global food safety body ends with consumer rights milestone

House Committee Votes to Gut Safety Database

CPSC will be severely limited to protect the public from unsafe products.

CU commends Pfizer withdrawal of arsenic-containing animal drug

FDA should ban other similar drugs

FDA findings on BPA heighten concerns about safety

CU urges FDA to remove BPA from food & beverage containers

A House committee takes up bill to weaken CPSIA

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys, products

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