A superior court judge in California recently issued a proposed ruling that would exempt Amazon.com (Amazon) from the responsibility to ensure that products sold on the mega-retailer’s website provide warnings to consumers when those products contain harmful chemicals.
The consumer protection group As You Sow filed a lawsuit today against Amazon.com (Amazon) under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as Proposition 65.
Chili’s and Maggiano’s parent company Brinker International has updated its animal welfare standards to include a commitment to working toward elimination of the use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chains, with exceptions for treatment and non-routine control of diagnosed illness.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro introduced Friday the Keep Food Safe from Glyphosate Act. The bill aims to protect consumers from the health effects of exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides very commonly used in modern agriculture and landscaping.
Earlier this week, major global food company General Mills announced a new commitment to advance regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.
Following engagement with As You Sow, Denny’s has updated its Animal Welfare statement to include a policy disallowing the use of medically important antibiotics in its chicken supply chain, effective March 1.
KFC, part of Yum! Brands Inc., made two announcements today. One, commitmenting to eliminating non-recoverable or non-reusable plastic packaging by 2025. KFC also announced that it has fulfilled its April 2017 pledge to end the use of medically important antibiotics in its U.S. chicken supply.
Today, McDonald’s became the first major fast food chain to establish a comprehensive policy to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain.
Sanderson Farms, the third-largest producer of chicken in the U.S., announced this morning that it will eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics for prevention in its chicken production operations.