- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- USDA to declare zero tolerance for E. Coli strains
Consumers Union applauds new policy to make food safer
- CU calls on USDA to tighten salmonella standard
In wake of outbreak in ground turkey; asks Congress to give USDA recall authority
- House Committee Votes to Gut Safety Database
CPSC will be severely limited to protect the public from unsafe products.
- A House committee takes up bill to weaken CPSIA
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys, products
- Consumer, Health, and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Reject Bill that Weakens the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act protects children from unsafe toys and products
- How safe is your pet food? Natura announces third safety recall this year
Yesterday Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products Inc. announced yet another recall involving multiple brands of their dog, cat, and ferret food and treats after testing positive for Salmonella in one of their production facilities. This is the company’s third recall this year, which comes on the heels of recalls in March and April involving many of Continue Reading
- Why the delay on new food safety rules?
Scary news for salad eaters this week: organic baby spinach from California was recalled in 16 states because of Salmonella contamination. It was because of these kinds of pathogens infiltrating our food supply – and in particular two outbreaks associated with spinach and peanut butter that claimed several lives – that the Food Safety Modernization Act was Continue Reading
- Have you checked out SaferProducts.gov?
Despite a company’s best intentions, faulty and dangerous products still hit marketplace shelves. Even seemingly innocuous goods you could never imagine causing harm may turn out to pose inadvertent hazards to you and your family. Where to turn if you have the misfortune of encountering a product like this? www.SaferProducts.gov This website is a clearinghouse Continue Reading
- New website helps consumers search for & report dangerous products – and you will want to see this
Window curtains with chemical odors that consumers say cause nausea and headaches. Dishwashers that are reported to smoke and catch on fire. Bursting toy balls that parents say cause chemical burns in their children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) product safety database at www.saferproducts.gov contains these and other reports from consumers of products Continue Reading
- A deadly loophole
The next time you rent a car, it may have a dangerous defect that you know nothing about. A loophole in existing law allows car rental companies to rent you a vehicle that has been recalled for safety reasons. The rental agency doesn’t have to tell you about the recall, and they don’t have to Continue Reading
- UPDATE: record-breaking half billion egg recall
A second Iowa company reporting Salmonella-tainted eggs added to the already-massive egg recall this weekend, making it one of the largest in history.
- The people have spoken – and they want safer food
Consumers Union poll finds 80% of Americans want Congress to pass food safety legislation immediately.
- Recalled beef? There’s an app for that.
A sign of the times: government agencies are now alerting the public of food and product recalls through their new Products Recall app for smartphones.
- Food, Inc.’s Eric Schlosser, Consumers Union Urge Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill
Safe and sustainable: we need our food to be both, and nowhere has the case been made better than in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, Food, Inc.
- This Week’s Recall Recap
Breaking news on Kellogg cereal, plus thousands of pounds of beef products recalled this week.
- Food Sickens Millions as Company-Paid Checks Find It Safe Source: Bloomberg News (Thursday October 11, 2020)
- Imported cheese linked to 3 deaths, 14 hospitalizations Source: CNN (Wednesday September 12, 2020)
- Food safety law is being delayed Source: Washington Post (Friday August 24, 2020)
- Gerber Good Start Gentle baby formula recalled due to an ‘off-odor’ Source: Consumer Reports (Friday March 9, 2020)
- Current Recalls & Alerts
- Grocery loyalty cards help trace food-borne illness source Source: USA Today (Thursday November 17, 2020)
- Tainted beef leads to grocery recalls Source: Associated Press (Wednesday September 14, 2020)
- Cargill Recalls Ground Turkey Linked to Outbreak Source: New York Times (Wednesday August 3, 2020)
- Papayas recalled after salmonella outbreak Source: USA Today (Wednesday July 27, 2020)
- Eggs recalled after salmonella found at Ohio farm Source: Washington Post (Monday November 8, 2020)
Evidence of salmonella has been found at an Ohio egg farm that’s received financing from the owner of an Iowa egg farm that was behind a massive recall earlier this year.