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Letter by CR and the Safe Food Coalition opposing efforts to weaken meat and poultry inspection

Letter from CR and the Safe Food Coalition to Congress urging lawmakers to vote against legislation that would lift prohibitions on the interstate sale of…

May 18, 2020

Consumer letter opposing COVID liability shield for businesses

SUMMARY: Letter from CR and other leading consumer organizations opposing business lobby efforts during the COVID-19 emergency to shield businesses from legal accountability for negligently…

May 7, 2020

Press Release

CR joins Congresswoman DeLauro, Congressman Peterson, USDA Secretaries Vilsack and Gilman, and Chef José André to announce plan to safeguard food supply

WASHINGTON, DC — (May 1, 2020) Today, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Educationand Vice-Chair…

May 1, 2020

Coalition letter opposing COVID liability shield for businesses

Description: Letter from CR as one of a coalition of more than 100 consumer, labor, and public interest groups opposing efforts during the COVID-19 emergency…

April 30, 2020

CR letter to the USDA on ensuring the safety and availability of food during the COVID-19 pandemic

Consumer Reports letter to the USDA outlining recommendations to ensure the safety and availability of food products regulated by the Food Safety Inspection Service during…

March 31, 2020

Op-Ed: Food industry efforts to build consumer trust should involve consumer input

Op-Ed by Brian Ronholm in Food Safety News The goal of building consumer trust on food policy is critical and laudable. However, if this effort…

March 6, 2020

CR letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee opposing the CURD Act (HR 4487)

Consumer Reports letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee urging lawmakers to oppose HR 4487, the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act.  CR opposes…

February 25, 2020

CR investigates recent romaine lettuce outbreaks and what should be done to make leafy greens safer

Factsheet:  In response to a string of recent romaine lettuce outbreaks, Consumer Reports took a closer look at what’s at the root of the problem…

February 13, 2020

Press Release

Consumer Reports names Brian Ronholm as Director of Food Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brian Ronholm has joined Consumer Reports as Director of Food Policy, the nonprofit consumer organization announced today. Mr. Ronholm will lead Consumer…

January 6, 2020

Press Release

CR supports bill to strengthen FDA’s ability to trace the source of foodborne illness outbreaks 

Expanded Food Safety Investigation Act of 2019 would help FDA investigate outbreaks that may be linked to animal feedlots  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports today…

November 22, 2019

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