CSPI and a group of other consumer, health professional, food safety, academic, and environmental organizations sent this letter to Senate and House leadership urging them to pass the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act, reauthorizing FDA user fees and advancing vital safeguards for the regulated industries.
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) co-signed this letter thanking Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for his steadfast commitment to supporting schools in providing healthy meals, most recently demonstrated by the announcement of $100 million through the Healthy Food Incentive (HFI) Fund, and proposes the Agency dedicate the HFI Fund to reinstate three successful initiatives while expanding them to increase their efficacy and build the capacity of key stakeholders.
CSPI supports the FDA objective of developing an antimicrobial use monitoring system for
food-producing animals, as such a system is the foundation for efforts to promote antimicrobial
stewardship and limit the development of antimicrobial resistance in the food animal production
CSPI urges the agency to lay out a plan to proactively consider new allergens and develop controls for allergens prioritized under the proposed framework. We also urge FDA to develop an approach to prioritizing food intolerances not covered by the current guidance.
In a regulatory petition filed today with the Food and Drug Administration, CSPI is asking the agency to use its authority to establish a simple, standardized, evidence-based, and mandatory front-of-package labeling system for all packaged foods sold in the United States. CSPI is joined by the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists in submitting this petition to FDA.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 set higher nutrition standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium at school meals. However, over the past 12 years, these standards have been repeatedly undermined. This fact sheet tracks this history from pre-HHFKA (2010) to the present (2022).
Bill 1326, which we call the “Sweet Truth Act,” sponsored by New York City Councilmember Mark Levine, would require warning icons on chain restaurant menus for items that that exceed 50 grams of added sugars, or an entire day’s worth.
This toolkit provides background, research, and policy recommendations on a range of SNAP topics. It also offers messaging guidance, tips for community engagement, and examples of campaign materials. All fact sheets can be downloaded and printed or shared electronically with stakeholders.
CSPI's high-level recommendations to help confront food system and health inequities and to address the twin epidemics of diet-related disease and hunger. This Conference can spark a modernized, improved food system infrastructure and environment – a just and resilient system in which all residents of the United States can equitably access nutritious, affordable, transparent, safe, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food.