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CR comments on FDA’s “Closer to Zero” action plan to reduce heavy metals in food

In comments submitted to the FDA, Consumer Reports notes that a number of studies in recent years have shown that heavy metals, especially inorganic arsenic…

December 22, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports urges Congress to ban toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” in food packaging

Federal ban proposed as increasing number of states take action to protect the public WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports is calling on Congress to pass…

November 18, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports urges FDA to take immediate action to limit heavy metals in baby food

CR testifies at hearing on FDA’s Closer to Zero plan today WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

November 18, 2021

CR testimony on the FDA’s Closer to Zero plan on heavy metals in food

Testimony by Dr. Michael Hansen, PhD, senior scientist at Consumer Reports, calling on the FDA to speed up its timeline for adopting strict limits on…

November 17, 2021

Fact Sheet: CR tests find heavy metals in spices pose health concerns

Consumer Reports tested 15 types of dried herbs and spices used in a variety of cuisines for the presence of heavy metals.  CR looked at…

November 9, 2021

Fact Sheet: The Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) process

CR fact sheet on the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s  Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) process.  Under GRAS, food manufacturers have been allowed to…

October 29, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports praises NY Attorney General’s effort to petition FDA to accelerate actions to limit toxic heavy metals in baby foods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today praised the effort by a coalition of 23 state attorneys general to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

October 21, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports calls on baby food companies to suspend sales of infant rice cereals, citing recent government test results and recalls

CR says companies should pause manufacturing until improved testing and standards in place CR data show caregivers have plenty of alternatives in grains other than…

October 20, 2021

Letters from Consumer Reports to baby food companies to call for suspension of sales of infant rice cereals

Consumer Reports sent letters to five baby food companies to call on them to suspend the manufacturing and sale of infant rice cereal, citing the…

October 20, 2021

Press Release

Consumer Reports: USDA Salmonella poultry plan lays out new steps toward meaningful reforms to reduce illness

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today is announcing a new initiative to reduce Salmonella illnesses associated…

October 19, 2021

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