To help combat the declining effectiveness of antibiotics, Consumers Union is launching the Meat Without Drugs campaign calling on grocery stores, starting with Trader Joe’s, to sell only meat raised without antibiotics. A staggering 80% of all antibiotics used in our country are given to livestock to help them grow faster and prevent them from Continue Reading
As part of the celebrations for Consumer Reports’ 75th anniversary, we hosted a panel discussion at Grand Central Station with three fantastic food safety experts. The event, “Eat Their Words: The Role of the Media in Keeping our Food Safe,” was held on October 28th and featured three well-known faces in the food safety sphere: Continue Reading
With hot evenings spent grilling in the backyard, you may just be thinking about a cold three-bean salad to compliment your outdoor meal. Or some tuna salad for lunch. There are some pretty common pantry staples that you may find yourself having to avoid if you’re Kicking the Can this week. Here are a few Continue Reading
Stewart Parnell, better known as the former president of the Peanut Corporation of America who knowingly shipped Salmonella-tainted peanut products around the country, is back in the business again. While the criminal investigation against Parnell drags on, he’s been busy as a consultant for other peanut companies. Pretty unsettling news for the hundreds of people Continue Reading
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. Last week’s recall of 228 million eggs potentially tainted with Salmonella blazed across the news and sent people in all corners of the country to their fridges to check their eggs. By Continue Reading
Fighting to keep toxic substances out of our products and environment one at a time isn’t working.