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CSPI Applauds Move by Kraft to Remove Dyes from All Mac and Cheese, Urges FDA Action on Dyes debt


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CSPI Applauds Move by Kraft to Remove Dyes from All Mac and Cheese, Urges FDA Action on Dyes debt

As consumers increasingly try to find dye-free foods, it’s increasingly going to be in the economic self-interest of Kraft and other food manufacturers to get rid of artificial dyes. Kraft’s Macaroni and Cheese isn’t a health food. But replacing its Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 with natural colorings is a step in the right direction that will help families with children avoid the hyperactivity and other behavioral problems triggered or exacerbated by the chemicals.for determining what substances are generally recognized as safe—or “GRAS” in agency parlance—violates the 1958 law that requires FDA oversight of whether ingredients are safe before they can be used in food. >


By CSPI, USA.


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


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

We must not continue to jeopardize the most important drugs in human medicine by recklessly squandering them on farm animals. The Obama Administration's National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria highlights the importance of fighting antibiotic resistance, but misses a critical opportunity to effectively shrink the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. We applaud the Administration for calling on the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve surveillance of antibiotic-resistant Salmonellaand Campylobacter. Missing from the plan, however, is a ban on all uses of antibiotics other than treating illnesses, any deadline for measuring effectiveness, and any direction on what steps should be taken if the current voluntary program fails to deliver on reducing on-farm antibiotic use. 


By CSPI, USA.


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Burger King Pulls Soda from Kids' Menu debt


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Burger King Pulls Soda from Kids' Menu debt

After years of pressuring fast food giants to stop marketing sugary sodas to children, Burger King has announced that it will be removing all soda pop products from their kids' menus, effective immediately. MomsRising.org, joined by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, has been urging the chain to improve the nutritional quality of its kids' meals by removing soda from the kids menu. 


By CSPI, USA.


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