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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

Press Release

REPORT: Most fast food chains get poor grades for overuse of antibiotics in beef

“Biggest Wannabe” award goes to Wendy’s; McDonald’s gets “Biggest Moover”  YONKERS, NY — Most top fast food chains in the United States continue to sell…

October 31, 2019

Chain Reaction V: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Antibiotic Use in Their Beef Supplies

The fifth annual Chain Reaction report rates the top 25 restaurants on their antibiotics policies and practices for beef.  Most fast food chains in the United…

October 31, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports rates food label claims and seals to help consumers cut through the marketing hype

CR rates food label claims and seals on whether they are backed by meaningful standards, meet consumer expectations, and are independently verified YONKERS, NY –…

September 12, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports & CSPI petition USDA to end misleading labels on processed meats

CR tests find deli meats labeled “Uncured” or “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added” have nitrite levels similar to traditionally cured meats WASHINGTON, D.C. – In…

August 29, 2019

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