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Food safety

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.

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Safer produce

Pathogens

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. Now CSPI is working to bring the same modernizing concepts to the USDA’s oversight of meat and poultry safety.

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Action Plan Must Require Faster and Stronger Action to Preserve Effectiveness of Antibiotics

Safeguarding vital medicines

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are part of the bedrock of modern medicine, but overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in food animals. As a result, foodborne illnesses in people are becoming harder to treat. 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, and prohibit the non-therapeutic use of medically important antibiotics in food animals. Read more.

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Tell the FDA: We Need Sesame Allergen Labeling Now!

Fighting for transparency

Allergens

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. CSPI also advocates for the FDA to develop an evidence-based process to regularly update the list of priority allergens.

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