CSPI pushes for policies to keep our food supply free of dangerous pathogens, fight antibiotic resistance in the food chain, control and label allergens, and curb the use of synthetic dyes and poorly tested additives.
CSPI supports policies aimed at keeping our food supply free of dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria. We led the fight for national legislation that promises safer produce, and whole and processed foods that are regulated by FDA.Read more
Overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains. CSPI has called on USDA and FDA to better protect consumers by making it illegal to sell meat and poultry contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella.Read more
CSPI rates the safety of the most commonly used food additives in Chemical Cuisine and lobbies to reform the way food additives are approved for use in food. We monitor the science on artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame-potassium.Chemical Cuisine
Red 40, Yellow 5, and other commonly used synthetic food dyes can trigger behavioral problems in some children. CSPI has has spurred companies to remove them and has petitioned the FDA to ban them outright.Read more
Caffeine is our most popular drug and the only one widely added to the food supply. CSPI monitors the levels of caffeine in coffee, teas, colas, and other foods, and has pushed for better labeling.Caffeine chart
CSPI has been a leader in national efforts to require clear allergen labeling and eliminate unnecessary allergens in foods. We successfully petitioned to add sesame to the list of allergens that food manufacturers must disclose in the U.S.Read more