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USDA sued over drug-resistant Salmonella contamination in meat

6/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has failed us all by deliberately allowing meat tainted with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella and other bacteria to be sold at supermarkets nationwide. And at least one consumer group has said that enough is enough, recently filing a lawsuit against the federal...

CSPI to file lawsuit against General Mills for selling 'fruit' snacks that don't even contain the fruit

10/19/2011 - Consumers are increasingly holding junk food manufacturers responsible for the false claims they make about their products, especially when such products are labeled as "natural" or as containing fruit when they really do not. Attorneys from the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public...

CSPI calling for outright censorship of "structure and function" claims for nutritional supplements

2/8/2010 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has put together a 158-page report for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that contains detailed information about food manufacturers that it says are making false or misleading health claims about their products. The powerful lobbying group is...

CSPI "top 10 risky foods" list gets it wrong: We need more leafy greens, not less

10/10/2009 - This week, the CSPI released a "risky foods" list aiming to reveal the top ten riskiest foods responsible for most food-borne illnesses. Number one on the list is "leafy greens." Does this mean people should stop eating leafy greens? Of course not: The list itself is flawed from the very start. There's...

CSPI sues Burger King for knowingly harming customers with trans fats

10/4/2007 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) filed a lawsuit recently against Burger King for knowingly harming its customers, increasing their risk of heart disease and early death by refusing to stop cooking with partially hydrogenated oils. Cooking oils are artificially hydrogenated to...

7UP drops "all natural" claim after CSPI threatens lawsuit

1/17/2007 - Cadbury-Schweppes announced last week that it would stop marketing its lemon-lime 7UP soda -- which contains high-fructose corn syrup -- as "All Natural," after consumer watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) threatened a lawsuit. According to a CSPI press release, Cadbury-Schweppes...

CSPI threatens lawsuit against Coca-Cola for "fraudulent" weight loss claims over Enviga beverage

12/11/2006 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has decided to serve notice on Coca-Cola and Nestlé -- the companies behind the beverage Enviga -- stating that both companies are marketing the drink using calorie-burning and weight loss claims that are fraudulent. The CSPI group -- based in...

CSPI petitions FDA to create healthy food labeling system to better inform grocery shoppers

12/1/2006 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest says that consumers can easily be confused by health logos such as Kraft's "Sensible Solution" and Pepsi's "heart-check" because each one uses a different nutrition criteria, so the health advocacy group is petitioning the FDA for a nationally accepted set...

Health Ranger hails CPSI effort to stop Kellogg Co. from marketing junk food to children

1/19/2006 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently announced its intention to pressure Kellogg Co. to halt its practice of advertising junk foods to children. Spearheaded by CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson, the effort promises a lawsuit to protect children from junk food marketing...

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