May 2012

FDA Rejects Bid to Rename High Fructose Corn Syrup “Corn Sugar”
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a petition by the Corn Refiners Association to change the name high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" on nutritional labels. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer...

Consumer Reports: The Best Frozen Treats for summer
Products from 365 Everyday Value, Häagen-Dazs, Dove, and Walgreens earn high marks in taste-tests of strawberry fruit bars, ice cream bars, and sandwiches YONKERS, NY — When it comes to taste, offerings from 365 Everyday Value, Häagen-Dazs, Dove, and Walgreens...

Consumer Reports Teams with Massachusetts Group to Rate Nearly 500 Primary Care Doctors’ Practices
CR and Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) Jointly Release Evaluations of Doctors’ Practices YONKERS, NY and WATERTOWN, MA — For the first time in its history, Consumer Reports is unveiling Patient Experience Ratings of primary care physician groups. The Ratings...

Consumer Reports Kitchen Guide Helps Homeowners Get The Luxury Look—For Thousands Less
Special 26-page section features spending traps to avoid, Ratings of big and small kitchen appliances, and latest retailer results from Consumer Reports’ “Where to Shop” appliance-buying survey YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports’ latest 26-page kitchen package confirms that consumers don’t...

Sunscreens - from Consumer Reports
Of the 18 top-selling sunscreen products Consumer Reports tested for the June '12 issue, seven were very good at protecting against UVA radiation, and excellent against UVB. Sunscreens - CR Podcast

Report Details Obstacles to Switching Banks That Stifle Consumer Choice
Consumers Union Offers Recommendations For Making It Easier For Consumers To Move Their Money To A New Bank SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Public outrage over unfair bank practices and rising fees has prompted more and more consumers to consider switching...

House Voting Today on FDA Reform Act
House Bill Is Weaker Than Senate-Passed Version and Fails to Include Important Patient Safety Protections WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House is scheduled to vote on the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act today. The House bill is weaker than similar...

Dill Pickles - from Consumer Reports
For the June '12 issue, Consumer Reports asked five trained tasters to spend 3 days sampling 10 brands of dill pickle. Best of the barrel was ... Dill Pickles - CR Podcast

Avoiding Overdraft Fees - from Consumer Reports
Despite Federal rules on overdraft fees, banks are still pulling in billions from them. From Consumer Reports' June '12 issue. Avoiding Overdraft Fees - CR Podcast

Pre-Paid Debit Cards - from Consumer Reports
Pre-paid debit cards may look like traditional debit- or credit-cards, but they're not! A look at their associated fees, from Consumer Reports' June '12 issue. Pre-Paid Debit Cards - CR Podcast

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