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Press Releases

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Studies

  • USDA Timeline of Approval of Chinese Chicken, 12/12/2013. (PDF)
  • China Food Safety Scares 2013 (PDF)
  • CFA Report Shows That Children from Low-Income Families Face Greater Safety Risks, 06/17/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Fact Sheet on HIMP, 5/27/11. (PDF)
  • Senate HELP Committee One Page Small Farm and Small Business Guide Document on S.510, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • Senate HELP Committee Short Summary Document on S.510, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • Senate HELP Committee Section by Section Substitute Amendment Document on S.510, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • Senate HELP Committee Frequently Asked Questions/Myths Document on S.510, 11/24/10. (PDF)
  • Recipe for Disaster: Food Recalls Proliferate While Food Safety Fix Awaits Action, 09/08/10. (PDF)
  • "You Gonna Eat That?" Article by CFA's Carol Tucker-Foreman in The American Interest, 04/09/10. (LINK)
  • Transcript of CFA Symposium on Changes to FSIS Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, 06/25/09. (PDF)
  • Cow Sense: The Bush Administration's Broken Record on Mad Cow Diseases, 04/07/06. (PDF)
  • NOT "Ready to Eat": How the Meat and Poultry Industry Weakened Efforts to Reduce Listeria Food Poisoning, 01/04/05. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • CFA Comments to FSIS on Retail Grinding Records, 10/14/2014. (PDF)
  • Coalition Comments to FDA on Reportable Food Registry, 07/31/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on the Designation of High Risk Foods for Tracing, 05/13/2014. (PDF)
  • Coalition Comments to FDA on Preventive Controls for Animal Feed, 03/31/2014. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter (updated) to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Foster Farms, 03/05/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Third Party Certification Proposed Rule, 01/27/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Foreign Supplier Verification Program Proposed Rule, 01/27/2014. (PDF)
  • Food Safety Coalition Opposition Letter to House and Senate Committees on FSIS Budget Reductions, 01/06/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Preventive Controls for Human Food, 11/15/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Proposed Rule for Produce Safety, 11/15/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Foster Farms, 10/17/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FSIS on Labeling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef, 10/07/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA and CFI Comments to FSIS on Salmonella Verification Program, 09/26/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Poultry Slaughter Proposal, 09/20/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FSIS on Listeria Risk Assessment, 06/24/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Product Tracing, 06/07/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Stabenow on Farm Bill Amendments Affecting Food Safety, 5/29/13. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Dismantling Existing Consumer Protections through Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, 05/09/2013. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Comments on FSIS notice on Salmonella HACCP Reassessment, 04/19/2013. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS notice on Foreign Equivalency Verification, 3/21/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Coalition Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Poultry Slaughter Proposal, 9/20/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Secretary Vilsack on Beyond the Border Initiative, 09/18/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on Mechanically Tenderized Meat, 08/24/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups and Victims Letter to President Obama Urging Release of Food Safety Rules, 07/17/12 (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Traceback Proposal, 07/06/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposal to Modernize Poultry Slaughter Inspection, 05/29/12. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack on non-O157:H7 Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli, 12/21/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Shiga-Toxin Producing E. coli in Raw Beef Products, 12/7/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Leadership to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 11/03/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction on Reinspection and Registration Fees, 10/19/11. (PDF)
  • CFA letter to Senator Gillibrand in Support of Safe Meat and Poultry Act, 10/7/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Salmonella Verification Sampling Program, 09/12/11. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Letter to USDA on Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella, 8/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to FDA on Inspection and Enforcement, 7/06/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Reportable Food Registry, 7/06/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule on Mandatory Inspection of Catfish, 6/23/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Notice on Test and Hold, 6/15/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to the FDA on Preventive Controls Provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act, 5/20/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to FDA on Import Provisions of Food Safety Modernization Act, 4/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 5/27/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Senate Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 3/11/11. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge House Appropriations Committee to Protect Funding for Food Safety, 3/11/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Presentation to National Academies of Science Committee on FDA’s Role in Ensuring Safe Food, 1/28/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges House to Pass FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 12/8/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Outlines Consumer Priorities for Lame Duck Session to Senate, 11/17/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Outlines Consumer Priorities for Lame Duck Session to House, 11/17/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Harkin on FDA Food Modernization Act, 11/15/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Guidance for Salmonella in Animal Feed, 10/25/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Senate to Vote on FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 09/21/10. (PDF)
  • Consumer group letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius on FDA funding, 7/21/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter, 7/14/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Food Safety Section of Dietary Guidelines Report, 7/12/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Risk Profile for Spices, 6/16/10. (PDF)
  • Tell the U.S. Senate to Vote on FDA Food Safety Bill, 06/08/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Traceback Procedures, 05/02/10. (PDF)
  • CFA and S.T.O.P. Letter on Walmart Beef Safety Initiative, 4/27/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA/FSIS Public Meeting on Product Tracing Systems for Food, 03/01/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule on Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry, 12/16/09 (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker-Foreman on Importance for Food Safety Reform Before the House Agriculture Committee, 07/15/09. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Proposals to the White House Food Safety Working Group, 05/13/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker-Foreman on U.S. Food Safety System Before the House Agriculture Committee, 04/02/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Looks Forward to Working with Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack, 01/13/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Sampling and Testing Procedures for E. coli O157:H7, 12/17/08. (PDF)
  • Letter from Consumer Groups Urging Next Agriculture Secretary to Have Food Safety, Nutrition, Environmental Focus, 12/11/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to APHIS regarding Importation of Cattle over Thirty Months of Age, 11/19/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to U.S. Delegation to Codex on Proposed Microbiological Criteria for Listeria, 10/30/08. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Comments Regarding FSIS Public Meeting on Sampling, 10/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for Healthy People 2020, 09/15/08. (PDF)
  • CFA and CSPI Urge FDA to Implement Emergency Regulations Requiring Traceability and Food Safety Plans, 07/03/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Letter to HHS and USDA on the use of Carbon Monoxide in Meat, 06/02/08. (PDF)
  • CFA comments on E. coli Public Meeting, April 9-10, 05/28/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FDA Proposal to Weaken Standard for Listeria, 04/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposal to Make Basic Changes in Processing and Slaughter Inspection, 03/24/08. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Requests USDA to Approve Retail Consignee Rule, 02/14/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Opposes Farm Bill Provision That Would Authorize Implementation of Food Safety Programs Under Marketing Orders, 01/30/08. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups and Unions Urge Senate to Oppose State Inspected Meat Provisions, 09/25/07. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition and American Federation of Government Employees Oppose State-inspected Meat and Poultry Provisions in the "Farm Bill" H.R. 2419, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to FDA on Produce Safety, 06/08/07. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Opposes Efforts to Move FDA Inspection Functions to USDA, 05/08/07. (PDF)
  • UFCW, CFA oppose legislation to allow interstate shipment of state-inspected meat, 04/16/07. (PDF)
  • Attributing Illness to Food: A Consumer Perspective, 04/05/07. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Carol Tucker Foreman on High Risk Status of Food Safety Programs before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/08/07. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Objects to Lack of Consumer Representation in Congressional Hearing, 11/15/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Risk-Based Inspection Proposal, 11/07/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Urges Stronger Regulations, Traceability Following E. coli Outbreak, 09/25/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Urges Congressional Appropriators to Reinstate Critical Food Safety Funding to USDA, 08/04/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation of America Comments on FSIS Notice regarding Salmonella Verification Sample Result Reporting, 05/30/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on FSIS Proposed Rule regarding the Availability of Lists of Retail Consignees during Meat or Poultry Product Recalls, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to House on Carbon Monoxide and Meat, 03/06/06. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Oppose National Uniformity of Food Act, 01/30/06. (PDF)
  • CFA and S.T.O.P. Joint Letter Supporting Petition to Prohibit Use of Carbon Monoxide in Packaging of Fresh Meat, 01/17/06. (PDF)
  • Safe Food Coalition Calls for Public Hearings in BSE, 07/12/05. (PDF)
  • CFA/Public Citizen letter to House in Support of Joint Resolution on Canadian Border Rule, 03/14/05. (PDF)
  • PBS Frontline Interview with CFA's Carol Tucker Foreman, Spring 2002, 09/06/02. (Read More)

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