food safety

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Petition to Bob Miller, Safeway, Kroger, Albertsons , Rodney McMullen, Kroger Customer Service, Kroger Sustainability Department, Safeway Customer Service

Kroger and Albertsons: Get toxic BPA out of canned food

Did you know that eating canned soup or cooking with canned tomatoes could expose your family to the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA)? A recent report released by the Mind the Store Campaign and other NGOs found this hormone-disrupting chemical in the majority of canned foods tested on store shelves. Tell Kroger and Albertsons to get it off their shelves and switch to a safe substitute! BPA has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, and diabetes.  It’s been removed from baby products and many reusable water bottles but it’s still in the plastic lining of lots of cans. It has no place in our food. Study after study has shown that BPA leaches from packaging into food and gets into our bodies. It’s especially harmful to the most vulnerable among us—young children and babies in the womb. Studies have linked kids’ BPA exposure to obesity, asthma and ADHD. Kroger and Albertsons, the biggest grocery chains in the U.S., have the power and a moral responsibility to get this toxic chemical off their shelves.  Together, they own over 5,000 stores across the country, including subsidiaries like Safeway, Fred Meyer, Acme, Shaw's and Harris Teeter. Kroger pledged to stop using BPA in food cans in 2011 but five years later, it's still in use. Albertsons has also made commitments to act on BPA, but it’s still in their cans. According to the report BPA Buyer Beware, 62 percent of Kroger "generic" cans tested contained BPA and 50 percent of Albertsons and Safeway brand cans analyzed tested positive. Meanwhile, some other leading brands like Amy’s and Con Agra Foods have already completely eliminated BPA from their can linings.  Even small doses of BPA have been found to affect health - it doesn’t belong in the food our kids eat. Tell Kroger and Albertsons to get it off their shelves and switch to a safe substitute! Together we can get big grocery retailers to safeguard our health and get unnecessary toxic chemicals like BPA out of the food supply.

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
46,718 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to President Trump, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, Al Almanza, Administrator for the Food Safety and Inspection Service

Keep Hair, Toenails, and Feces Out of Pork

President Trump and his Department of Agriculture are cooking up a plan to increase corporate profits through the newly proposed Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection (MSSI) rule. If implemented, MSSI would prevent food inspectors from adequately keeping feces, toenails, and hair out of your pork! Under MSSI, inspectors would be required to monitor 83 pounds of pork per second and 1,300 hogs per hour. “On numerous occasions I witnessed [company inspectors] fail to spot abscesses, lesions, fecal matter, and other defects that would render an animal unsafe or unwholesome.” – Anonymous Inspector Corporations get rich. What’s in it for you? Consumers get compromised food safety Workers get subjected to harsh conditions and impossible quotas Animals get slaughtered at inhumane speeds Meat inspectors agree: high-speed hog plants are dangerous. “It’s no longer meaningful for consumers to see that mark indicating that their product has been USDA inspected…” – Meat Inspector The industry’s only concern is moving hogs down the line – meat inspector concerns don’t matter much. With less government oversight, consumers are left eating subpar pork sold at market prices. The jobs that highly trained inspectors once did are now handed over to untrained workers at pork plants. The workers don’t have the power to question their supervisors. Workers who try to stop sick pigs from getting into the food supply risk being fired. Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to preserve the integrity of our nation’s food system; assist overworked inspectors and line workers; and ensure pigs are treated humanely. Together we can prevent MSSI!

Food Integrity Campaign
56,833 supporters