Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent by Consumer Reports and a coalition of concerned entities (see list below) regarding the leadership at the Food and Drug Administration in reference to the recent Reagan-Udall FoundationContinue Reading Consumer groups call on FDA Commissioner to restore teeth to agency’s leadership
Reactions to yesterday’s report on the inner workings of the food side of the Food And Drug Administration were cautiously optimistic. The commissioner of the agency was less than specific in his response to the…Continue Reading FDA Commissioner, vested groups respond to report on inner workings of FDA food program
Consumer groups continue to call for faster and more efficient work from FDA on a variety of topics including heavy metals in baby food and the recent outbreak of cronobacter from infant formula.
The advocacy…Continue Reading Public action groups call for separate food arm at FDA to streamline food safety
A member of Congress and consumer groups are expressing shock and asking hard questions about reports of additional infant deaths attributed to baby formula from Abbott Nutrition.
Following a report on Wednesday citing a Food…Continue Reading U.S. representative livid about new information in infant formula crisis
The shortage of infant formula and the food safety reason behind it are front and center for groups like Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group, which are calling on Congress to take action.
– OPINION –
By Scott Faber
America’s infant formula shortage has raised urgent questions about the safety of our food supply. Most Americans believe America has the safest food supply in the world. But, the…
Continue Reading Fragmented FDA leadership contributed to formula failure
The Environmental Working Group has released its annual best and worst lists of fresh produce based on pesticide residues.
The lists — released under the trademarked Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen — are based on…
Continue Reading Environmental Working Groups names its top and bottom picks for fresh produce
This year’s Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group opens with a statement about COVID-19 and food safety, encouraging consumers to continue to eat fresh fruits and vegetables during the pandemic.
The Environmental Working Group has finished crunching numbers from a government report and again says strawberries are at the top of the group’s Dirty Dozen list of fresh produce.
Every year the non-profit group takes…
Continue Reading Raisins invade list as environmental group names ‘dirty’ fresh produce
While more than half of the foods tested had pesticide residues, less than 1 percent of the commodities covered by the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program had levels above legal limits.
The annual report from the…
Continue Reading USDA report shows more than half of foods tested have pesticide residues