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Safe Food Coalition letter opposing the DIRECT Act in Congress

Letter to Congress from the Safe Food Coalition opposing the DIRECT Act (HR 7425) , which would lift the prohibition on the interstate sale of…

April 9, 2021

Fact sheet on CR’s support for banning ortho-phthalates as food contact subtances

Fact sheet detailing CR’s support for banning all 30 ortho-phthalates as food contact substances because of the health risks associated with exposure. A number of…

April 9, 2021

Press Release

CR welcomes FDA’s announcement on heavy metals in baby food but urges Congress not to wait to set strict limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An FDA action plan announced today to reduce heavy metals in baby food is a positive development after years of inaction by the agency,…

April 8, 2021

Press Release

California Assembly committee approves ban on PFAS “forever chemicals” in food packaging

AB 1200 also requires warning labels on cookware made with PFAS  SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports praised the California Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials…

April 7, 2021

CR letter supporting California bill banning PFAS in food packaging

Consumer Reports letter in support of AB 1200, legislation that would ban the use of PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) in food packaging.  The…

April 7, 2021

CR letter supporting Minnesota bill banning PFAS in food packaging

Consumer Reports letter in support of SF 70, legislation that would ban the use of PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) in food packaging.  Exposure…

April 6, 2021

Consumer and health groups’ letter to FDA on nutrition labeling requirements for chain restaurant menu items on third party platforms

Letter from Consumer Reports, Center for Science in the Public Interest, American Heart Association, American Public Health Organization, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Federation…

April 5, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports: White House infrastructure plan includes some key initiatives for consumer safety, sustainability, and greater access to essential services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The eight-year, $2.3 trillion jobs, infrastructure and green energy plan introduced by President Biden is being touted as a path to bolstering…

April 5, 2021

Summary of Consumer Reports drinking water investigation

One-page summary of Consumer Reports’ investigation of drinking water.  CR collected unfiltered tap water samples from 120 volunteers across the country and found widespread contamination…

March 31, 2021

Press Release

CR & Guardian U.S. investigation finds PFAS, arsenic, and lead contamination widespread in drinking water

CR calls for stronger drinking water standards to protect public health and offers advice on how to test and treat your own water  YONKERS, NY…

March 31, 2021

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