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2011-04-14 08:34:00

ConAgra/Hunt's praised for modifying some misleading labels -Del Monte, Contadina criticized for continuing deceptive claims WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labels for Del Monte Seafood Cocktail Sauce, Contadina Pizza Sauce, Classico Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce, and other tomato sauces, spaghetti sauces, and purees deceptively claim they are "Made from California Vine-ripened Tomatoes," contain "Select 100% California Tomatoes," or use "only the finest tomatoes"...

2011-02-10 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's oldest consumer group told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today that allowing a name change of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) to "Corn Sugar" would be misleading to consumers and possibly expose the agency to future dilemma, depending on how scientific research and public perception may continue to evolve. "Regardless of where you stand on the debate over High Fructose Corn Syrup and its effects on our waistlines...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

Inconsistent and Incomplete Labeling of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Taking Health, Safety, and Nutritional Toll on Drinkers WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Consumers League (NCL) has once again called on the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to issue a final rule to improve alcohol beverage labeling. "The drinking public needs certain basic information on beer, wine, and spirits labels," said NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg. "With a...

2010-06-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. has joined forces with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), with the support of Accuity, the American Bankers Association, Anti-Phishing Working Group, Citizens Bank, eBay Inc., Federal Trade Commission, National Consumers League and PayPal, to release a new program that will help mitigate potential losses due to online fraud and account compromise. Launched today, Internet Fraud Alert will offer a trusted...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the recent recall of E. coli-tainted romaine lettuce, the nation's oldest consumer organization, the National Consumers League (NCL), is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set minimum sanitary and safety standards for the "unregulated but crucial" pallets that are used to transport food throughout the United States. The move by NCL comes following recent exploratory tests conducted by the organization on...

2010-01-25 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The TicketDisaster.org coalition today released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's (DOJ) decision to allow the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger to proceed: "The DOJ has asked consumers, independent promoters, ticket brokers, artists, and venue owners to take a very large leap of faith -- that the conditions imposed on the merger will improve competition and ultimately lead to greater choice and lower prices,"...

2010-01-19 09:47:00

Nearly 25,000 Ask Department of Justice to Block the Deal WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The members of the TicketDisaster.org coalition today announced that nearly 25,000 consumers have directly contacted the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the Antitrust Division to listen to their collective voice and block the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. "This unprecedented groundswell of consumer outrage should make it loud and clear to the DOJ that consumers nationwide want...

2009-12-08 09:10:00

Consumer Advocate and Ob/Gyn Team Up to Address Questions and Concerns WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the special vulnerability of pregnant women to the H1N1 virus and persistent confusion over the risks, benefits and availability of vaccines, a leading consumer advocate and a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist have teamed up to get expectant moms quality information through a new digital Q&A called "FLU FACTS FOR EXPECTANT MOMS." "Our message to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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