For the past year, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been monitoring an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Reading that is linked to a wide variety of raw turkey products from multiple sources. The outbreak has sickened 164 people—nearly half of them needed to be hospitalized—and has killed one person.
Food and beverage companies make all kinds of claims on products to get consumers to buy them. Products shout: “Made with whole wheat!” “Contains real fruit!” “Supports immunity!” Surveys show that 80 percent of consumers are confused, and some may end up buying products that are not as nutritious as they have been led to believe. Fortunately, the Food and Drug Administration is soliciting public feedback on a comprehensive strategy to clean up the misleading clutter on food labels that could make labels more transparent and improve public health. Please comment to tell them that transparen
Donald Trump and House Republicans want to kick one million Americans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP—formerly known as food stamps. We need your help to save SNAP for Americans who need it. Will you send a message to your Representative and your Senators? The Farm Bill must be passed by September 30. A House version of the bill, which passed on a strict party-line vote in June, would deem over one million people ineligible for SNAP, jeopardize access for five to seven million more Americans, and cut more than $20 billion from SNAP benefits.
Betty Crocker fruit snacks are as unhealthy as gummy bears and are widely advertised to children. Please join us today in sending a message to General Mills today to ask them to stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to kids.
CSPI—with the help of lawyers at Earthjustice and a coalition of consumer groups—is hauling the FDA into federal court to force it to decide whether carcinogens really belong in our food.
The anti-menu labeling bill, the so-called Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S.261/HR.772), is neither common sense nor provides more nutrition information. The industry-backed bill would make it harder for customers to understand and obtain calorie and other nutrition information at many restaurants and similar food establishments.
Soda and other sugary drinks are leading promoters of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of calories in children’s diets and provide nearly half of their added sugar intake. Drinking just one sugary drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. With one in three children overweight or obese in the U.S., it no longer makes sense to include sugary beverages as part of meals for young children.
We have until January 29 to stop the Trump Administration from delaying and weakening policies that are reducing salt in school meals to healthier levels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposal to delay planned sodium reductions for three years (and stop future reductions) will mean American kids will eat 84 more teaspoons of salt.
Take Action: Tweet at the FDA Commissioner to ensure there's no animal feces on the food you bring home to your family.