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Consumers Union Press Releases

CU Praises FDA Action to Ban BPA in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups

Consumers Union has long advocated for a ban on BPA in baby bottles and kids’ spill-proof cups

Consumer Reports releases “Meat On Drugs” study; Consumers Union launches marketplace campaign

Report offers details on national supermarket chains that sell meat raised without antibiotics, a consumer poll on the issue and recommendations for shoppers. New campaign, “Meat Without Drugs” asks grocery retailer Trader Joe’s to only source meat raised without antibiotics.

CU letter to USDA expresses concern about confusing claims about antibiotics on meat packages

June 18, 2020 Tom Vilsack, Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary US Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 Dear Secretary Vilsack and Deputy Secretary Merrigan: Consumer Reports and its advocacy arm, Consumers Union, have recently conducted a shopping scan of labels on more than 1,000 packages of meat from stores across the Continue Reading

Consumers Union on AMA’s policy position on GE foods

CU commends AMA for supporting mandatory premarket safety assessment but disappointed about mandatory labeling

FDA Rejects Bid to Rename High Fructose Corn Syrup “Corn Sugar”

Consumers Union supports FDA’s position in order to avoid misleading consumers with a new label.

CU to FDA: Protections from mad cow are inadequate

This letter from CU to the FDA details the additional steps the agency should take to protect the health of animals and the public.

CU cites risks in “l-type” strain of mad cow disease

Urges USDA to conduct thorough investigation of California case

Consumers Union statement on BSE positive cow

CU is seriously concerned by the announcement of a new case of mad cow disease in a cow from California

Consumers Union calls on OMB to let new food safety rules move forward

In letter to OMB, CU says recent salad greens recall highlights the need for action

Consumers Union on FDA Guidance for Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Expresses disappointment at new guidelines that are voluntary for the meat industry

FDA rejects BPA petition

CU: There is ample scientific evidence about the health risks of BPA

Consumer Product Database Turns One

New analysis shows database is working as intended

CU: Add auto safety protections to transportation bill

Congress has a great opportunity to help make cars safer and save lives on our highways

CU letter to Representative Ed Markey in support of petitions to ban BPA

Congressman has filed three petitions to the FDA proposing a ban on BPA in baby food packaging, canned food, and reusable food containers.

Consumers Union Statement on Department of Transportation Decision to Delay Rear-Visibility Rule

CU disappointed the government did not take final action to address the problem

New guidelines for automakers will help lower risks of in-vehicle distractions

First-ever guidelines unveiled to limit distractions for in-vehicle electronic devices

House bill to limit arsenic in apple & grape juices

Consumer Reports tests of arsenic and lead levels in certain apple, grape juices raise concerns

Consumer Groups Petition FDA to Ban GE Salmon as an Unsafe Food Additive

Groups say GE salmon as an unsafe food additive couldn’t pass proper review

Calls for Lower Sodium Food Grow

Consumers Union urges FDA to limit sodium levels in food

CA Assembly fails to pass bill to label GE fish

Consumers Union deeply dismayed at the failure of a bill that would have required labeling of genetically engineered fish, and protect consumer choice.

New Mercury Rules Help Lower Pollution, Save Lives

The health risks that mercury exposure poses are serious to children and other vulnerable populations

Consumer Reports and Consumers Union Honored with CPSC Award for Advancing Product Safety, Helping Save Lives

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission honored Consumer Reports and its policy and advocacy division Consumers Union with a special award in recognition of “exceptional contributions to consumer product safety.”

Consumer Reports finds concerning levels of arsenic and lead in juice

Apple and grape juice tests show levels that can contribute to long-term health problems.

Consumer Groups Applaud CPSC Vote for Independent Safety Testing of Toys, Children’s Products

Third-party testing was a key provision of a law passed to crack down on unsafe children’s products

CU heralds historic passage of BPA ban in California

The historic passage protects children from baby bottles and sippy cups containing BPA

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