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CR tests find wide range of Bisphenol A in soups, juice, and more

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Consumer Reports’ latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods we tested contain some BPA. Our findings are notable because they indicate the extent of potential exposure: Consumers eating just one serving of the canned vegetable soup we tested would get Continue Reading

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Industry reacts to Consumer Reports’ BPA report

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Consumer Reports’ recent article on the presence of Bisphenol A in canned food drew widespread interest after it was published this past week. It also quickly drew critical comments from industry groups representing companies that manufacture or use BPA, a chemical whose safety is currently being reassessed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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School Lunch Programs Make Great Case For The Brown Paper Bag

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Two USA Today articles point out some big concerns about school lunches and a need for food safety reform. Today’s USA Today article points out that Major fast-food chains and some premium grocery stores impose standards for their beef that are more stringent than those set by the Agricultural Marketing Service for beef supplied to the National Continue Reading

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Cargill Owned Meat Company Recalls Beef

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Cargill-owned Beef Packers, Inc. announced a recall on Friday of 22,723 pounds of ground beef products that were sent to stores in Arizona and New Mexico. Earlier CR reported that Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken was a major concern for the USDA. Now they are recalling over 22,000 pounds of ground beef from Safeway stores Continue Reading

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Chicken Report Ruffles Feathers

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Here is a round up of what people are saying about CU’s chicken testing as reported by Consumer Reports. As we posted the other day our latest test of fresh, whole broilers bought in 22 states reveals that two-thirds of birds tested harbored Salmonella and/or Campylobacter, the leading bacterial causes of food-borne disease. That CR Continue Reading

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CBS Coverage of CR’s Chicken Report

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Watch CBS’s video covering our chicken testing Watch CBS News Videos Online

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CONSUMER REPORTS: TWO-THIRDS OF CHICKENS TESTED HARBOR DANGEROUS BACTERIA

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USDA Must Make Chicken Less Risky to Eat; Consumers Shouldn’t Have to Play Roulette with Poultry Consumer Reports’ latest test of fresh, whole broilers bought in 22 states reveals that two-thirds of birds tested harbored Salmonella and/or Campylobacter, the leading bacterial causes of food-borne disease. The story appears in the January 2010 issue of Consumer Continue Reading

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2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs Recalled

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CSPC needs to do more to regulate crib designs Due to infant entrapment and suffocation Stork Craft Manufacturing was prompted to recall more than 2.1 million drop-side cribs by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  From the CSPC The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Continue Reading

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SAFE FOOD, HEALTHY FOOD

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S. 510 Passes out of Committee- we outline why Americans need food safety reform. The “Chairman’s mark,” the latest version of S. 510, aka the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today, Wednesday November 18, by a unanimous vote. This is good news. In our view Continue Reading

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Results of our tests on 24 different canned/packaged food

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Here are the actual results from Consumer Reports‘ tests for BPA in 24 different canned/packaged foods. Consumer Reports Test of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Canned/Packaged Foods – December 2009 Product/Model Package Type** Package Size Serving Size (grams unless noted) BPA -ppb (ng/g or ng/ml) ** BPA ug/serving Average* Range* Average Range Notes Consumer Reports‘ tests convey Continue Reading

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