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“Regulatory Accountability Act” is Biggest Threat to Consumer Safety Pending in Congress


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“Regulatory Accountability Act” is Biggest Threat to Consumer Safety Pending in Congress

Legislation coming before the Senate Homeland Security Committee as early as this week threatens the security of the homeland more than any other piece of legislation pending in Congress.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Trump to Tap Scott Gottlieb for FDA Chief, Per Reports


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Trump to Tap Scott Gottlieb for FDA Chief, Per Reports

But if nominated to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, we urge Senators to question Gottlieb intensively about his intentions for the food side of the agency. The FDA has the authority and the capacity to save tens of thousands of lives each year by improving America’s food supply. While having safe and effective drugs is surely important, eliminating the last of the artificial trans fat, reducing sodium, and modernizing food labeling are measures that can help Americans from getting sick in the first place. The next commissioner should also be committed to implementing, and securing funding for, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Salt Assault: Chili's


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Salt Assault: Chili's

An order of Chili’s Mix & Match Loaded Fajita Trio with Prime Rib, Seared Shrimp, Pork Carnitas, and Flour Tortillas has 6,210 milligrams (mg) of sodium—more than two-and-a-half times the daily sodium limit (2,300 mg a day) for healthy adults.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Dunkin’ Brands Praised for Eliminating Dyes


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Dunkin’ Brands Praised for Eliminating Dyes

The Food and Drug Administration might be derelict when it comes to protecting children from the behavioral effects of synthetic dyes, but parents are increasingly seeking safer and more natural foods for their families. And companies are paying attention to parents. The most recent example is the case of Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. We congratulate Dunkin’ for listening to parents’ concerns about food dyes and for committing to phase out these chemicals in favor of safer ingredients by the end of 2018. This commitment doesn’t transform the nutritional quality of donuts or ice cream, but it is a commendable step in the right direction.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

California Bill Would Require Warning Labels on Dyed Foods


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California Bill Would Require Warning Labels on Dyed Foods

For far too long, the Food and Drug Administration has failed to protect families from Red 40, Yellow 5, and the other synthetic dyes that color America’s food supply. Considering that some children clearly are adversely affected by dyes and that dyes play only a cosmetic role in food, the FDA should phase them out altogether.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

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