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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

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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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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

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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

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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

Deli Meat Petition to USDA

Consumer Reports, together with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), submitted a citizen petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging it to clarify the labeling…

August 29, 2019

CR comments to USDA on Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Proposed Rule on Genetically Engineered Organisms

SUMMARY: Although GE plants hold out promise for improving crops, this new technology also raises environmental and health questions that should require premarket assessment by…

August 9, 2019

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Antibiotics Off the Menu Coalition calls on Wendy’s to end antibiotic overuse in beef supply

Groups urge burger giant to join competitors such as McDonald’s and Shake Shack in doing their part to combat drug-resistant bacteria DUBLIN, Ohio — As…

June 4, 2019

CR comments to EPA on present uses of oxytetracycline in plant agriculture

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision (PID) for the use of the active ingredient oxytetracycline in plant…

May 20, 2019

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