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Coalition letter to congressional leaders highlighting concerns about FDA’s plan to restructure its human foods program

Letter from a coalition of consumer groups, food industry associations, and state and local regulators to congressional leaders on FDA Commissioner Robert Califf’s plan to…

March 15, 2023

Press Release

Consumer Reports Praises EPA’s Proposed Limits on PFAS in Drinking Water

Proposal is important step in effort to protect public from widespread “forever chemical” contamination in nation’s drinking water WASHINGTON, D.C. – New limits proposed by…

March 14, 2023

Press Release

Consumer Reports Supports USDA Proposal to Strengthen Requirements for “Product of USA” Label Claim on Meat, Poultry and Egg Products

Proposal Will Help Consumers Shop with Confidence When Purchasing Products Carrying the Label WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USDA’s proposed new requirements defining the “Product of…

March 6, 2023

Press Release

FDA’s food program restructuring plan fails to address fundamental problems that have undermined agency’s effectiveness

CR and coalition of groups had urged the FDA to appoint a deputy commissioner with authority over all aspects of the agency’s food program WASHINGTON,…

February 28, 2023

Press Release

Landmark bill would protect Californians from harmful additives in food and candy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On February 2, a first-in-the-nation bill to create a state-level ban on harmful food additives was introduced in California by  Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-San Fernando Valley).…

February 21, 2023

Coalition letter to HHS Secretary Becerra calling for stronger reforms to FDA’s food safety program

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, a coalition of food safety organizations, industry groups, and state and local regulators expressed…

February 16, 2023

Coalition letter to FDA outlining concerns about the agency’s planned redesign of foods program

Letter to the FDA from CR and a coalition of consumer advocates, food industry groups, and state and local regulators highlighting questions and concerns about…

February 6, 2023

Press Release

Consumers should avoid Valentine’s Day Sweethearts because of red dye 3 dangers

Consumer Reports has called on Spangler Candy Company to stop using cancer-causing red dye 3 in its Valentine’s Day Sweethearts and other candies  YONKERS, NY…

February 2, 2023

CR letter to Spangler Candy Company on Red Dye 3 in their products

Consumer Reports letter to Spangler Candy Company calling on it to remove Red Dye 3 from its products.  Red Dye 3 is a known carcinogen…

February 2, 2023

Press Release

FDA’s Food Program Reforms Fall Short of What’s Needed to Protect the Public

Consumer Reports and Coalition of Groups Had Urged the FDA to Strengthen Leadership and Accountability at the Agency Under an Empowered Deputy Commissioner  WASHINGTON, D.C.…

January 31, 2023

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