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Chemical Cuisine

Our food additive safety ratings

Wondering which ingredients in your foods and beverages are safe? Our Chemical Cuisine database rates additives—used to preserve foods and affect their taste, texture, or appearance—from ‘safe' to 'avoid.'

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Caffeine Chart

How much is too much?

Caffeine is one of the only FDA-approved drugs that is present naturally and legally added to widely consumed foods. Exactly how much caffeine is there in the food and beverages you consume? CSPI has compiled the data.

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Banning Red 3

Where is Red 3 legal?

CSPI’s interactive map tracks which states have introduced or passed legislation to ban the carcinogenic color additive Red 3 from foods and beverages.

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Tell Congress: Oppose cuts to SNAP in the next Farm Bill

We're calling on Congress for a Farm Bill that supports vital nutrition programs like SNAP and builds stronger, more resilient food systems.

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CSPI & Nutrition Action Customer Service

Customer Service can be reached by email at the following addresses: customercare@nutritionaction.com or customercare@cspinet.org

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Our issues

CSPI’s work improves the way America eats by transforming the food environment in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and public places. We fight to keep our food supply free of dangerous chemicals and pathogens. We push government and industry to make transparent, science-based decisions.

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The Healthy Cook's Kitchen: Seafood

Eat seafood once or twice a week. That’s what health experts recommend. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a stable of simple, scrumptious, and healthy recipes to help you get there? That’s where we come in! In the third installment of The Healthy Cook’s Kitchen series, chef Kate Sherwood shares some of her favorite recipes. How does Poached Provencal White Fish sound? Or Snapper Tacos with Avocado Salsa? Mmm…

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