PCC participated in an independent United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit dialogue, hosted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The discussion focused on the role of organic in food security and sustainable food systems across the globe.
FDA should not delay implementation of updated Nutrition Facts panels that would include added sugars.
PCC supports menu labeling requirements at restaurants and food establishments. Implement rules as finalized without delay.
"Healthy" food label claims mislead consumers. The healthiest foods aren't labeled and the criteria aren't uniform for all foods or people.
Numerous surveys show consumers are misled and confused by "natural" claims on food packages. "Natural" claims do not deliver what consumers expect.
PCC supports the availability of raw milk cheese. Studies show it doesn't share health risks associated with raw fluid milk. FDA shouldn't impose extra regulations.
PCC supports FDA's proposal to list Added Sugars on Nutrition Facts panels and to create a Daily Value for Added Sugar.
PCC joins 142 organizations to urge the Senate to reject repeal of Country of Origin labeling.
It is premature for Congress to surrender Country of Origin Labeling without completing the World Trade Organization dispute process.
PCC joins others to urge the House Agricultural Committee to reject repeal of Country-of-Origin Labeling, despite pressure from the WTO, Canada and Mexico.
PCC supports updating dietary guidelines to disclose added sugars, discourage artificial sweeteners, deemphasize cholesterol and fat, and incorporate environmental sustainability criteria.
PCC supports FDA's proposal to label added sugar and potassium. We support labeling all trans fat content, even if less than 0.5 gram.
PCC supports the District's proposal to fund sustainable agriculture, to help strengthen our local economy and food security.
A PCC shopper survey shows organic consumers do not want organic foods fortified with synthetic "nutrients," such as DHA algal oil by Market BioSciences.
PCC supports the 20 ppm standard proposed and believes label claims should be backed by testing to ensure consumer safety.
The term "natural" must match consumer concerns to include criteria on animal welfare, additives, preservatives and solvents. Modified atmosphere packaging shouldn't be allowed.
We support the project for cultivar selection, soil management, and preservation of organic fruits and vegetables for nutrition and sensory quality.
The Interim Final Rule for COOL should be amended to include cured meats, fruits, mixed vegetables and roasted nuts, not exempt them.
PCC testifies before the King Co. Board of Health supporting regulations for full disclosure of restaurant food nutrition facts.
PCC voluntarily implemented labeling with no noticeable cost or impact. We urge USDA to seek Congressional support for implementing COOL.
This act would void nearly 200 state food safety laws in the name of federal "uniformity." Uniformity is unnecessary and weakens consumer protections.
This section of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act should receive $5 million in funding. It removes barriers, benefiting smaller-scale farms and food-insecure children.
The National Uniformity for Food Act would void 200 state food safety protections. This would weaken consumer protections since state laws are more stringent.
Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization should require labeling irradiated food in schools. Public opinion is against irradiation and children should have alternatives available.
This joint letter urges the committee to reject any attempts to defund or undermine the Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements.
Thank you, Rep. McDermott, for co-sponsoring an amendment to the National School Lunch Act that will improve the quality of school food.
The proposal would require healthier snacks and beverages sold in vending machines and fundraisers at schools to reduce obesity and related diseases.
PCC supports the efforts to offer healthier foods in school vending machines. Many companies that schools contract with, such as Coca Cola, could offer healthier choices.
PCC urges USDA to maintain laws requiring "Treated by Irradiation" labels on food and to reject any alternative language that would be deceptive.
Thank you, USDA, for upholding food safety and consumer choice in school lunches.
PCC opposes USDA's proposal to irradiate imported foods. There are more healthful ways to control pests. Irradiation creates Unique Radiolytic Products (URPs) that are not well understood or studied.