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New food safety “hub” on Consumer Reports Online 4/14

Our approach to risk communication 8/13

What labels tell you about pesticide use 7/15  new! 

Common herbicide 2.4-D classified as “possible carcinogen” 7/15  new! 

From Crop to Table: Pesticide Use in Produce (CR Food Safety & Sustainability Center) 3/15

CR special report: Pesticides in your produce 3/15

CU's 1998 Report - WORST FIRST: High-Risk Insecticide Uses, Children’s Foods and Safer Alternatives

Consumer Reports Food Safety and Sustainability Center Arsenic Report 11/14

FDA data show arsenic in rice, juice and beer 2/14

Comment of Consumer Reports regarding FDA draft guidance for industry: Arsenic in apple juice 11/13

FDA arsenic-in-rice findings underscore concerns about long-term safety 9/13

Arsenic in your food 11/12

Consumer Reports Applauds FDA for Issuing Proposed Apple Juice Guidance 7/13

Federal limits on arsenic in food and beverages still not in place 4/13

Consumers Union calls on EPA to ban arsenic-containing pesticides 1/13

ABC News Video: Arsenic Levels in Rice: What Does it Mean for Your Health?

Bill to limit arsenic in rice proposed in Congress 9/12

FDA also finds levels of arsenic in rice comparable to Consumer Reports' findings 9/12

Health alert: Arsenic in rice 9/12

New federal bill to limit arsenic and lead in juices 2/12

Arsenic in juices: Consumer Reports discloses additional data from its arsenic tests 12/11

Consumers Union calls for complete ban on antibiotics in organic chicken 1/14

The high cost of cheap chicken 12/13

Playing chicken . . . safely 12/13

Letter to the President from The Antibiotic Working Group 10/13

CDC report shows growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance 10/13

Consumer Reports investigation: Talking turkey 6/13

Don't let ground turkey make you sick 6/13

Health alert: What's in pork? 1/13

Double win for kids’ safety in new BPA & arsenic rules 8/13

BPA update: what you need to know 3/12

Some well-known holiday canned foods contain BPA 11/11

Better BPA-free Water Bottles 11/11

California joins 10 other states in banning BPA from infant feeding containers 10/11

Simple strategies can reduce BPA levels 3/11

FDA acknowledges BPA risk 2/10

Foodborne illness
The high cost of cheap chicken 12/13

Playing chicken . . . safely 12/13

Handle chicken safely 12/14

Dr. Urvashi Rangan on CBS Morning News 12/13

Consumers Union Supports California’s Ban on Battery Cages, Joins Amicus Brief 6/14

Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group: Beef Report 8/15  new! 

Shrimp: CR's Food Safety & Sustainability Center report and letters to the FDA 4/15

Dr. Urvashi Rangan talks to NY radio host Leonard Lopate about food poisoning 11/13

Statement from Dr. Urvashi Rangan on Foster Farms Recall 7/14

Salmonella scare not limited to Foster Farms chicken, Consumer Reports says 10/13

Consumer Reports finds dangerous strain of salmonella in a sample of Foster Farms chicken 10/13

CDC Feature: When Food Bites Back: Protecting Those at Risk for Listeria Food Poisoning 6/13

Consumer Reports investigation: Talking turkey 6/13

Has your beef been mechanically tenderized? 6/13

Bagged salad: How clean? 3/10

How safe is that chicken? 1/10

Mad cow disease
Mad cow case highlights need for further investigation and better testing 5/12

Metals: lead, mercury, & aluminum
Consumer Reports Mercury in Fish Recommendations Methodology 8/14

What does new limit for child lead poisoning mean for your family? 5/12

CDC advisory group proposes lower limit for lead poisoning in children 1/12

Preservatives & additives
Dr. Rangan testifies to FDA on food additive safety 12/14

Gums in your food and why you should care 9/14

CR Scientists Publish Paper on Soda Risks 2/15

Federal Trade Commission responds to CU’s caramel color request 4/14

Q & A on caramel color 3/14

Caramel color: The health risk that may be in your soda 1/14

Consumer Reports test results for 4-MeI in soft drinks 2/14

Genetically modified
GMO foods: What you need to know 2/15

Consumer Reports Food Center for Safety and Sustainability's Materials on GMOs in Soy and Corn 10/14

In New England, two victories and a loss for GMO labeling 2/14

National groups join Illinois consumers to rally for GMO labels at Senate hearing 10/13

Testimony on New York bill to require labeling of GE food 8/13

Regulation & legislation
Consumer Groups Urge Federal Agencies to Support Global Ban on Animal Drugs Prohibited in U.S. 08/13

Federal limits on arsenic in food and beverages still not in place 4/13

Consumers Union Urges EPA to Deny Approval of Toxic Herbicide Cocktail 8/14

CU calls FDA action on antibiotics important first step, but more action needed 12/13

Playing chicken . . . safely 12/13

Federal Trade Commission responds to CU’s caramel color request 4/14

Food-safety legislation aims to stop deadly outbreaks 1/13

Consumers Union calls on EPA to ban arsenic-containing pesticides 1/13

New federal bill to limit arsenic and lead in juices 2/12

FDA uses new power to shut down Sunland peanut butter plant 11/12

FDA looking into safety of energy drinks 11/12

FDA acts to reduce use of antibiotics in animals 4/12

Bill to limit arsenic in rice proposed in Congress 9/12

Video: Protecting our food supply 10/11

FDA report addresses safety concerns with imported goods 6/11

Misleading food labels
Tell the FDA to Be Honest with Food Labeling 3/15

Caramel Color and “Natural” Labeling: FDA responds 01/15

Senators urge an end to misleading animal welfare labeling 1/15

Voices rise against misleading food labels 12/14

New York Times “Room for Debate:” Banning the Natural Label 11/14

Survey Shows Consumers are Misled by Food Labels, Expect More 6/14

Ban Natural petitions 6/14

Call for misleading or confusing labels 3/14

Organic watchdog
Maintaining organic integrity: How you can get involved 3/15

Reporting from the National Organic Standards Board Spring 2015 meeting 5/15

Upholding organic integrity: toddler formula complaint 11/14

Upholding organic integrity: National Organic Standards Board meeting 11/14

Consumer Reports Comments to the National Organic Standards Board Meeting 10/14

Organic Vote Victory for Consumers: Statement from Consumer Reports' Dr. Urvashi Rangan 4/14

CR expert Dr. Urvashi Rangan comments to the National Organic Standards Board 4/14

Consumer Reports' Organic Food Labels Survey 4/14

Consumers Union urges the phase-out of antibiotics in organic apple and pear orchards 3/14

“Organic” Aquaculture Concerns 3/14

Can soil-less agriculture be Certified Organic? 2/14

Know your labels
Labels on Beef: Helping You Make Sustainable Choices 8/15  new! 

Whole Foods "Responsibly Grown" Label 7/15  new! 

Labels on chicken: find out what they really mean 2/15

Know your labels: Cereal criminal 8/14

Know your labels: Sweat Tea 8/14

Know your labels: Polygraph 8/14

Know your labels: Sketch Artist 8/14

Don't fall for menu labeling traps 1/14

America's Most Wanted Food Labels Conference
Opening remarks: Urvashi Rangan, Elisa Odabashian, Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Tara Duggan 9/14

True animal welfare with Leslie Hatfield, Andrew Gunther, Carter Dillard and Will Witherspoon 9/14

Sustainable food production with Patty Lovera, Michael Sligh, Paul Willis and Will Harris 9/14

Creating true and meaningful demand with Clare Leschin-Hoar and Urvashi Rangan 9/14

Conference Slides 09/14

Conference Infographic on Labels 9/14

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