Consumers Union Documents
- The Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals Threatens Public Health
Experts weigh in on the connection between antibiotic use in animals and the loss of effectiveness of these drugs in human medicine
- CU Highlights Overuse of Drugs in Food Animals for “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”
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
- UPDATE: record-breaking half billion egg recall
A second Iowa company reporting Salmonella-tainted eggs added to the already-massive egg recall this weekend, making it one of the largest in history.
- CR Safety Blog: Tender is the Steak, But Risky Too
Recall of approximately a quarter million pounds of beef due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.
- CONSUMER REPORTS: TWO-THIRDS OF CHICKENS TESTED HARBOR DANGEROUS BACTERIA
USDA Must Make Chicken Less Risky to Eat; Consumers Shouldn’t Have to Play Roulette with Poultry
- Nestlé Talks Cookie Testing
After mysterious outbreak of E. coli Nestlé is increasing testing.
- Strain of Salmonella linked to outbreak found in second type of pepper
From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog. An expanded warning on peppers—this time including serranos from Mexico—has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it was discovered that both a sample of a pepper and a sample of irrigation water collected on a farm in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico contain Salmonella Continue Reading
- Salmonella-laced tomatoes poop us out
While more people get diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps from eating salmonella-laced tomatoes, the FDA is still trying to hunt down the source of the outbreak.
- Elisa in Wonkland
- Out-Breaking News!
Just in time for Halloween, health officials announced another bacterial outbreak linked to produce. This time its salmonella and 172 people in 18 states have been sickened. Officials haven’t pinpointed the exact culprit yet, but tomatoes are on the short list.
- Imported cheese linked to 3 deaths, 14 hospitalizations Source: CNN (Wednesday September 12, 2012)