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FDA report shows progress in reducing overuse of antibiotics for food animals

Consumer Reports calls on beef and pork producers to take more action to stop misuse of life-saving drugs WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report issued…

December 18, 2018

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Consumer Reports applauds McDonald’s significant first step towards new global policy to reduce medically important antibiotics by beef suppliers

McDonald’s Establishes Framework to Address Growing Antibiotics Crisis; Ultimate Impact Depends on Reduction Targets to Be Announced in 2020  YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports praised McDonald’s…

December 11, 2018

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Consumer Reports on Sanderson Farms Announcement of Change in Antibiotic Use Program

Yonkers, N.Y. — Sanderson Farms, the nation’s third-largest chicken producer, today announced that it will discontinue by March 1, 2019, using antibiotics considered medically important…

November 30, 2018

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New voluntary labeling for romaine lettuce will help consumers avoid food poisoning but more action is needed to protect public health

Consumer Reports calls on FDA to require strong irrigation water safety standards and better industry tracking of produce to help solve outbreaks WASHINGTON, D.C. –…

November 27, 2018

Joint comments to FDA on releasing the names of retailers of recalled food

The undersigned consumer and food safety groups appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s draft guidance titled Public Availability of…

November 26, 2018

CR joint letter to FDA on U.S. Codex position on use of antibiotics for growth promotion

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports joins with food in a letter expressing concern about the current draft position of the United States Government at the Codex Alimentarius Ad Hoc…

November 19, 2018

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Turkey recall is a good start, but USDA should disclose more information to the public about the ongoing Salmonella outbreak

Consumer Reports urges consumers to take precautions for preparing and cooking turkey safely November 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late…

November 16, 2018

Safe Food Coalition letter to USDA seeking public health alert on Salmonella in raw turkey

The undersigned members of the Safe Food Coalition write to request that you immediately publish a public health alert with the names of the turkey…

November 15, 2018

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Consumer Reports Calls on USDA to Protect Consumers, Identify Turkey Brands Linked to Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture today to identify the brands of turkey that have been linked to a drug-resistant…

November 14, 2018

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CR calls for pre-market safety testing and close oversight of cultured meat products

USDA and FDA hold joint meeting on safety of cell culture technology WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture and…

October 23, 2018

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