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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

Letter to U.S. House opposing S. 2322, the CURD Act

Consumer Reports (CR), an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace, urges you…

December 20, 2018

Press Release

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

Press Release

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

Press Release

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

Press Release

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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