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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

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

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

May 20, 2019

CR letter to FDA on investigation of arsenic in bottled water

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world, writes the…

April 17, 2019

Press Release

EPA proposal to allow streptomycin to treat citrus disease poses unacceptable risk to health and the environment

Proposal allows widespread use of medically important drug that could lead to increased antibiotic resistance  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports urged the U.S. Environmental Protection…

March 15, 2019

CR comment letter to the EPA on the agency’s proposal to allow streptomycin to treat citrus disease

SUMMARY:  Consumer Reports comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s proposal to allow the widespread use of streptomycin to treat citrus…

March 14, 2019

CR comments on draft recommendations of the Ad Hoc Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports comments on the Draft Recommendations of the Ad Hoc Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance. CR commends the IACG for developing extensive…

February 19, 2019

CR comments to FDA and survey report on the names of dairy foods in the labeling of plant-based products

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports (CR) submits comments to the Food and Drug Administration on the use of the names of dairy foods in the labeling of plant-based…

January 31, 2019

Consumer Reports letter to FDA on reducing heavy elements like arsenic, lead, and cadmium in fruit juices

Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world, writes regarding our recently…

January 30, 2019

Press Release

USDA’s new disclosure rule for genetically engineered food will leave many consumers in the dark

Information will be hard to access, rule omits many genetically engineered foods WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new disclosure rule issued today by the U.S. Department…

December 20, 2018

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