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Consumer Reports: Potentially Harmful Bacteria Found on 97 Percent Of Chicken Breasts Tested
About half of samples tested had at least one bacteria resistant to three or more classes of antibiotics; bacteria were more resistant to antibiotics approved for use in chicken production YONKERS, NY — In its most comprehensive tests of meat...

Consumer Reports Poll Finds Over One Third of Consumers More Confused on Health Law Since Start of Open Enrollment
Consumer Reports HealthLawHelper.org Cuts Through Opinions to Provide Consumers with the Unbiased Facts They Need to Make Decisions About Their Health Insurance Needs for 2014 YONKERS, NY — One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health...

Consumer Reports Tests Finds Salmonella Outbreak Strain in Sample of Foster
Organization calls on Foster Farms to recall chicken from associated plants YONKERS, NY — As part of its ongoing testing program of the safety of meat and poultry in the food supply, Consumer Reports found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg...

Consumer Reports Releases Annual Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Including 114 “Best Value” Plans
Analysis Found Expensive Care Doesn’t Mean Better Care YONKERS, NY — For the fourth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be...

Consumer Reports’ New Ratings Evaluate U.S. Hospitals for Scheduled Surgeries
Ratings Analyze Length of Hospital Stays and Mortality Rates; Includes Ratings for Five Common Surgery Types YONKERS, NY (July 31, 2013) — For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery....

Consumer Reports Applauds FDA for Issuing Proposed Apple Juice Guidance
10 ppb action level for arsenic important first step YONKERS, NY — "We are pleased to see the Food and Drug Administration taking this action. Proposing a10 ppb guidance for apple juice—the same level set for water—is a reasonable first...

Consumer Reports: Store Brands from Target and Walmart Top Latest Sunscreen Ratings
Tests find some products don’t meet SPF claims; paying more for sunscreen may not buy more protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ latest Ratings of sunscreens, Up & Up (Target) Sport SPF 50...

Consumer Reports Tests: Bacteria on Turkey Raised Without Antibiotics Showed Significantly Less Antibiotic Resistance than Bacteria on Conventional Turkey
Ninety percent of samples had one or more of the five bacteria for which CR tested YONKERS, NY — In its first-ever lab analysis of ground turkey products, Consumer Reports found potential disease-causing organisms in most of the samples it...

Consumer Reports: Americans Dish about Docs
Consumer Reports’ Gripe-o-Meter captures patients’ biggest peeves YONKERS, NY — Let’s face it. Americans hate to wait. In fact, long waits in exam and waiting rooms bother them more than inconvenient office hours or filling out reams of paperwork. Those...

Consumer Reports: So Many Drugstores, So Many Prices; New Report Finds Price Mayhem at the Pharmacy
Tips for getting the best prices when you shop at the pharmacy; plus, why it pays to shop like a country mouse YONKERS, NY — Consumers who don’t shop around for their prescription drugs may be overpaying BIG time, explains...

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