Centre for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI

Centre for Science in the Public Interest

Type NGO
Website cspinet.org
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Year founded 1971
Location Ottawa, ON Canada Canada
Budget USD 5M-19M
Functions Advocacy, Research
Funding sources Foundations or grants, Member funded
Tags health food supply policy
Summary The Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is an independent health advocacy organization with offices in Ottawa and Washington. CSPI's Ottawa advocacy efforts are supported by more than 100,000 subscribers to the Canadian edition of its Nutrition Action Healthletter, which was launched in 1996. For more than a decade, CSPI has been an important force in stimulating changes to government policies and industry practices to improve the nutritional quality of the Canadian food supply and, most importantly, the health of Canadians. CSPI led a coalition of health and citizens groups in a six-year public advocacy campaign for mandatory nutrition labeling on pre-packaged foods.


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Publications

CSPI · 9 June 2022 English

Edgar Hoover, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) targeted food programs across the country in an organized effort to destroy the Black Panther Party.6 While these efforts by the federal …


CSPI · 2 June 2022 English

To Whom it May Concern, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)1 respectfully submits these comments to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service …


CSPI · 1 June 2022 English

Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to review medical devices, including LDTs, to ensure they are safe …


CSPI · 31 May 2022 English

The Case for Ending or Amending Pouring Rights Contracts at Public Colleges and Universities Pouring rights contracts (PRCs) give The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) or PepsiCo exclusive rights to sell and …


CSPI · 26 May 2022 English

The first conference occurred over 50 years ago, spurring the movement toward the Nutrition Facts panel and leading to the creation and expansion of critical nutrition and anti-hunger safety net …


CSPI · 24 May 2022 English

DSHEA 2.0 Legislative Reforms Addressing Deficiencies in the Dietary Supplement Marketplace The Problem The Cause The Solution Undefined Marketplace Prevents FDA from Identifying & Adequately Assessing Products and Ingredients for …


CSPI · 17 May 2022 English

Case Study: Ending Pouring Rights at the University of British Columbia Background: The University of British Columbia (UBC) is the third largest university in Canada. [...] Beginning in 2016, the …


CSPI · 17 May 2022 English

Model Nutrition Standards for beverages marketed and sold throughout the university The contract should define Nutrition Standards for beverages marketed and sold through the university. [...] In Agreement Year 1, …


CSPI · 16 May 2022 English

Rationale: This question should be similar to the one answered by the 2020 DGAC—that is, “What is the relationship between types of dietary fat consumed and risk of cardiovascular disease?” …


CSPI · 13 May 2022 English

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in assessing progress and working with industry on meeting the short-term (2.5 year) voluntary sodium reduction targets, released after a long delay in October 2021 …


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