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May 28, 2014, 06:15 ET

Consumer Protests Compel Food Makers to Remove High Fructose Corn Syrup

 In response to a backlash from consumers, a growing number of food and beverage companies have changed their recipes to remove industrial...

Apr 10, 2014, 15:20 ET

High Fructose Corn Syrup Named the #1 Ingredient to Avoid for National "Read Your Labels Day"

 Consumer advocate group Citizens for Health, has named High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) the #1 food additive to avoid for this year's "Read...

Feb 20, 2014, 06:15 ET

April 11, 2014 Named Second Annual "Read Your Labels Day"

Citizens for Health, one of the country's oldest consumer advocacy groups, is once again encouraging American families to get the "411" on what's...

Dec 03, 2013, 06:15 ET

High Fructose Corn Syrup is Deemed "The New Trans Fat"

 Following the Food & Drug Administration's recent decision that it no longer considers the man-made additive "partially hydrogenated...

Oct 23, 2013, 06:15 ET

"Mechanically Separated Chicken" is the Fowl Equivalent of "Pink Slime"

 Pink slime, the highly controversial industrial beef additive, has a counterpart in chicken and turkey.  Bits of bones, cartilage, loose...

Aug 01, 2013, 06:15 ET

Americans Consuming Less Sugar as Obesity Rate Soars

 Statistics released by the United States Department of Agriculture show that per capita consumption of natural sugar has dropped significantly...

Jun 06, 2013, 06:15 ET

New Research Suggests High Fructose Corn Syrup Triggers Addictive Consumption Similar to Drugs

 New research by a neuroscientist has found that lab animals self-dosing on High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), the industrial sweetener used in...

Apr 30, 2013, 06:15 ET

Corn Refiners Acknowledge Ignoring FDA Regulations to Sell Illegal Industrial Sweetener

A lobbying group representing the manufacturers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) has acknowledged that an illegal food additive called HFCS-90 is...

Mar 12, 2013, 06:15 ET

4/11 Declared National "Read Your Labels Day" by Citizens for Health

 To empower Americans to 'get the 411' on what's in the foods and beverages they're consuming, April 11, 2013 (4/11) has been declared "Read...

Feb 21, 2013, 06:15 ET

"Read Your Labels" Campaign Gets Consumers Looking at What's in Everyday Grocery Store Products

 Citizens for Health, one of the nation's most respected consumer action groups, has launched "Read Your Labels," a campaign to create...

Sep 05, 2012, 06:15 ET

Leading Consumer Action Group Sponsors Petition to Tell US Food Makers "We Don't Want High Fructose Corn Syrup"

 As concerns grow around the controversial industrial sweetener, High Fructose Corn Syrup, one of the nation's most respected consumer advocacy...

Aug 30, 2012, 06:15 ET

FDA Petitioned to Protect Public from Illegal Use of Non-Approved High Fructose Corn Syrup

Citizens for Health, one of the nation's oldest and most respected consumer action groups, has filed a petition with the Food & Drug...

Oct 26, 2011, 15:58 ET

Citizens for Health Denounces High Fructose Corn Syrup Name Change

Misleading advertising and unproven scientific claims made about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are being called "Food Identity Theft" by Citizens...

Oct 13, 2011, 12:03 ET

Millions of American Consumers are Food Identity Theft Victims

Even as more American families are trying to make healthier diet choices, many duplicitous food makers are contributing to the spread of Food...

Sep 27, 2011, 06:15 ET

Citizens for Health Launches New Website to Take on Food Labeling Issues

As the nation's food integrity is under attack by profit-hungry corporations, and consumers are being targeted by deceptive packaging practices,...

Mar 21, 2007, 01:00 ET

Splenda Side Effect Hotline Established by Consumer Group

WASHINGTON, March 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens for Health (CFH), the national grassroots advocacy organization committed to protecting...

Feb 16, 2005, 00:00 ET

Citizens' Council on Health Care Calls on the Food and Restaurant Industry to Have SUBWAY Cease Their Attack Ads

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Citizens' Council on Health Care issued a warning to the U.S. public on what it considers to be a...

Aug 25, 2003, 01:00 ET

Health and Advocacy Groups Call on U.S. FDA to Halt Breast Implant Approval Process

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Kim Gandy, President, National Organization for Women and Dr. Sidney...

Aug 02, 1999, 01:00 ET

CCHC: Patient Bill of Rights 'Much Ado About Nothing'

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The push to pass a patient bill of rights is mostly much ado about nothing according to Citizens' Council...

Jul 21, 1999, 01:00 ET

Citizens' Council on Health Care: Public Not Invited To Testify on Medical Privacy Can Now Submit Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing one of the most pressing and controversial policy issues before the American public, Rep....

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