The National Health Federation
is an international consumer-education, health-freedom
organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy
food, take supplements, and use alternative therapies without government
Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) is the
politically active voice at federal and state levels to educate decision makers
on the right of the consumer to choose and the practitioner to practice. AAHF
keeps consumers and practitioners updated on current health freedom issues,
comments on proposed regulations/legislation, undertakes lawsuits, and organizes
Read the latest news. Take
action on important legislation in Congress and at the State level. You can
also find a healthcare practitioner or shop online.
Learn about threats to your freedom of choice
in healthcare and alternative healthcare practices.
Alliance For Natural Health International
is an internationally active
non-governmental organisation promoting natural and sustainable approaches
to healthcare worldwide. ANH-Intl campaigns across a wide range of fields,
including for freedom of choice and the use of micronutrients and herbal
products in healthcare. It also operates campaigns that aim to end mass
fluoridation of water supplies and the use of genetically modified foods.
Through its work particularly in Europe and
the USA, the
ANH-Intl works to accomplish its mission through its unique application of
‘good science’ and ‘good law’.
www.npainfo.org - Natural Products Association
Lobbying activities for
truth in labeling of dietary supplements, quality of ingredients, and good
manufacturing processes. There are many ways you can act to protect your access to safe, affordable,
and effective natural products such as dietary supplements. Learn about the
Natural Products Association’s advocacy activities, visit the online
Advocacy Action Center, and then take action yourself.
The Center for Food Safety
a national non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization
working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of
harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of
sustainable agriculture. CFS also educates consumers concerning the definition
of organic food and products. CFS uses legal actions, groundbreaking scientific
and policy reports, books and other educational materials, market pressure and
grass roots campaigns through our True Food Network.
CSPI is best-known for advocating
healthier diets, preventing
food poisoning, obtaining comprehensive nutrition labeling of packaged
foods and warning labels on alcoholic beverages, and exposing
the nutrition content of restaurant foods.
In working to ensure that science is used
in the public interest, CSPI also has vigorous programs on corporate
influences on science, agricultural
alcohol and junk
food to kids, and the
impact of our diets on the environment.
Take Action Links
Discontinue Unwanted Catalog Choice
Free service to opt out of catalogs, coupons, credit
card offers, phone books, circulars and more.
The mission of
Catalog Choice is to reduce the number of repeat and unsolicited catalog
mailings, and to promote the adoption of sustainable industry best practices. They
aim to accomplish this by freely providing the Catalog Choice services to both
consumers and businesses. Consumers can indicate which catalogs they no
longer wish to receive, and businesses can receive a list of consumers no
longer wanting to receive their catalogs.
Take Action on various topics:
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national
non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working
to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful
food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a
consumer-advocacy organization, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa that
focuses on health and nutrition issues. CSPI is best known for advocating
healthier diets, preventing food poisoning, obtaining comprehensive nutrition
labeling of packaged foods and warning labels on alcoholic beverages, and
exposing the nutrition content of restaurant foods. Take action -
Your Member of Congress to Improve School Foods
Your Governor to Put Nutrition Information on Restaurant Menus
Let your voice be heard. Use our letter writing system to give top companies
and brands your feedback. For companies not in our database, you can prepare,
polish, and send the letter yourself.
Stop Chemical Toxins in Consumer Products
nation's top ten retailers to get tough on toxic chemicals in consumer
our action urging the
retailers to Mind
A global petition has been
launched demanding that approvals of GM foods be frozen until studies
proving long-term safety are conducted and verified.
the petition and
visit this terrific new website:
completely shreds the biotech industry’s arguments.
Mandatory Food Label Disclosure of GMO'S
This is the committee that has as its agenda, among
other things, the adoption of a standard that would
require the disclosure to consumers on product labels of the presence of any
Genetically-Modified ingredients in that food products.
We must actively push the U.S. FDA for GMO food
labeling domestically and for adhering to a correct position at Codex
meetings. Contact the FDA and demand GMO labeling of food products and that
the U.S. representative at Codex meetings back our demands when representing
the American public at Codex. Go to link to sign petition…
Stop Chemicals in Cosmetics
The Breast Cancer Fund and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics teamed up with
our friends at UltraViolet to launch a campaign demanding that Revlon stop
using toxic chemicals in its makeup and hair dye. More than 45,000 people
have weighed in so far.
Take action! Write to Revlon’s Chairman and CEO
and Advocacy are the vehicles ANH-USA employs to advance integrative
medicine and safeguard consumer choice over treatment modalities.
Online Action Center - Take
Action Center is easy to use. We have petitions and alerts set up that
allow you to contact your legislative representative directly so that you
may express your support for sustainable healthcare and your right to
Take action to
eliminate persistent toxic chemicals including mercury, PCBs, dioxin, and
PBDEs in Washington.
watoxics.org/campaigns - Toxic Free Kids Act
watoxics.org/campaigns - Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Tell Revlon: Take cancer-causing
chemicals out of our products now!
Tell food companies you want BPA
out of cans NOW!
Demand Safer Chemicals
Secretary Sebelius, We Need a
Breast Cancer Prevention Plan
Ask Your Senators to Support Safe
We Can Taste the Hypocrisy,
Support the CARE Act for Medical
Advertising and Fraud Complaints
- Federal Trade Commission
The nation’s consumer
protection agency, collects complaints about companies, business
identity theft, internet services
and online shopping.
Wants to hear from consumers who want to get information or file a
complaint about fraud or identity theft
Your complaint may help us
and our law enforcement partners detect patterns of fraud and abuse, which
may lead to investigations and eliminate unfair business practices.
Complaints are entered in our secure online database, which is used by many
local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The FTC cannot resolve
individual complaints, but we can provide information about what next steps
to take. File
Food Borne Illness
If you believe you or someone you know became ill from
eating a certain food, please contact your county or city health department
and tell them you would like to report a foodborne illness. Please refer to
health department website to find more information about how to contact
your local health department. Reporting illnesses to your local health
department helps them identify potential foodborne disease outbreaks. By
investigating foodborne disease outbreaks, public health officials learn
about possible problems in food production, distribution and preparation
that may cause illness.
CDC INFO at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
To Report a Problem with Food
If you have a problem with a food
product... separate government agencies are responsible for protecting
different segments of the food supply. If you have experienced a problem
with a food product, be sure to contact the appropriate public health
For Help with Meat, Poultry and Processed Egg Products: Call the
Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or report
the complaint online.
Help with Restaurant Food Problems: Call the Health Department in your
city, county or state. View a complete listing of State
Departments of Public Health.
For Help with Non-Meat Food Products
(Cereals, Fish, Produce, Fruit Juice, Pastas, Cheeses, etc): For complaints
about food products which do not contain meat or poultry — such as cereal —
call or write to the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA). Check your local phone book under U.S.
Government, Health and Human Services, to find an FDA office in your area.
The FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition can be reached at
In order for the USDA to investigate a problem with
meat, poultry or egg products, you must have:
The original container or packaging
Any foreign object that you might
have discovered in the product
Any uneaten portion of the food
(refrigerate or freeze it)
Information you should be ready to tell the Hotline on the phone
Name, address and phone number;
Brand name, product name and
manufacturer of the product
The size and package type
Can or package codes (not UPC bar
codes) and dates
Establishment number (EST) usually
found in the circle or shield near the "USDA passed and inspected"
Name and location of the store, as
well as the date that you purchased the product.
You can complain to the
store or the product's manufacturer if you don't choose to make a formal
complaint to the USDA.
If you think you are ill, see a physician:
If an injury or illness allegedly resulted from use of a meat or poultry
product, you will also need to tell the Hotline staff about the type,
symptoms, time of occurrence and name of attending health professional (if
The Bottom Line:
If you sense there's a problem with any food product, don't consume it. "When
in doubt, throw it out."
To Report a Food Problem:
What do you do if you think that you or a member of your family has food
poisoning? Or if you suspect that food from a store or restaurant is
contaminated? Follow these tips to report the problem quickly and
Recalls and Alerts
This page lists notices
of recalls and alerts
from both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Click the title of a recall to display the recall notice on the FDA or USDA
If the product details in the recall notice match the details on the food
product you have at home, do
not open or consume the product.
Instead, do one of the following:
For more information, see What
to do if you have a recalled food product.
- FSIS Recalls
USDA - Recall
Posting Center on Products that Pose Health Concerns
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
This page includes the most significant product actions of the last 60
days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk.
Sign up for email alert recall notices.
RxDangers.com aims to be your trusted resource,
educating the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous
medications that are available on the market today. We accomplish our
mission by providing you with a one-stop resource where you can find
comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices.
Our website strives to keep you up-to-date with FDA Recalls, and our goal is
to spread awareness, creating a safer environment for all consumers.
Supplements Consumer Alerts
Search for Listings of Tainted Dietary
Supplements and/or Weight Loss Products here -
Resources For You Consumers - Buying Using Medicine Safely Medication Health
Receive Notices by Email or Your Mobile Phone
Get Consumer Updates by E-mail to
receive email notification alerts of dietary supplement recalls. When
you subscribe to this service, you will receive an e-mail message each time
there is an update on the FDA page(s) you select.
Emergency Alerts by Mobile Phone
You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter
where you are - at home, at school, or at work.
Public safety officials use reliable systems to alert
you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Many
communities also offer emergency alert notifications through their own
systems. Check with the Integrated
Public Alert & Warning System Authorities website to learn what is
available in your area.
Emergency Alerts (WEA) send free
informational text messages to WEA-enabled cell phones within range
of an imminent and dangerous local situation, severe weather event, or AMBER
The WEA notification is
designed to get your attention and notify you with a unique sound and
vibration. When you receive an alert, take action and check local broadcasts
for more information.
To find out if your mobile device is capable of
receiving WEA alerts, contact your mobile device carrier or visit
CTIA, The Wireless Association.
If you choose not to receive WEA messages, you can
adjust the alert settings on your mobile device. You can opt-out of
receiving imminent hazard and AMBER alerts, but you cannot opt-out of
For more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts, download the WEA
Fact Sheet or view Frequently
How to Report an Adverse Event or Serious Problem
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
How Consumers Can Report an Adverse
Event or Serious Problem to FDA:
MedWatch is the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) program for reporting
serious reactions, product quality problems, therapeutic
in equivalence/failure, and product use errors with human medical products,
including drugs, biologic products, medical devices, dietary supplements,
infant formula, and cosmetics.
If you think you or someone in your family has experienced a serious
reaction to a medical product, you are encouraged to take the reporting form
to your doctor. Your health care provider can provide clinical information
based on your medical record that can help FDA evaluate your report.
However, we understand that for a variety of reasons, you may not wish to
have the form filled out by your health care provider, or your health care
provider may choose not to complete the form. Your health care provider is
NOT required to report to the FDA. In these situations, you may complete the
Online Reporting Form yourself.
You will receive an acknowledgement from FDA when your report is received.
Reports are reviewed by FDA staff. You will be personally contacted only if
we need additional information.
Submitting Adverse Event Reports to FDA
Use one of the methods below to submit voluntary adverse event reports to
Consumer Reporting Form FDA 3500B.
Follow the instructions on the form to either fax or mail it in for
submission. For help filling out the form, see MedWatch Learn.
Call FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to
report by telephone
Reporting Form FDA 3500 commonly
used by health professionals
www.fda.gov Safety MedWatch
you believe that you are experiencing an adverse response to
taking a vitamin or
any dietary supplement, Frankos advises reporting it to your health care
provider, as well as to the manufacturer whose name or phone number appears on
can also report directly to FDA through its MedWatch program at 1-800-FDA-1088
or online at
Starting December 22, 2007, any serious adverse
events reported to a dietary supplement manufacturer must be reported to FDA
within 15 days of the manufacturer receiving the adverse event report.
Report to FDA MedWatch:
Use the MedWatch form to report adverse events that
you observe or suspect for human medical products, including serious drug
side effects, product use errors, product quality problems, and therapeutic
over-the-counter medicines, as well as medicines administered to
hospital patients or at outpatient infusion centers
(including blood components, blood and plasma derivatives, allergenic,
human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps))
devices (including in vitro diagnostic products)
nutritional products (dietary supplements, infant formulas, and medical
(including reports of serious allergic reactions)
News & Safety Alerts
News is an independent, foundation-funded news
organization that reports and publishes news stories on environmental topics
and provides daily access to news from other media around the world.
For the latest news, see
Health Impact News Daily brings
you the latest news regarding issues that impact your health you may find
difficult to find in other media sources.
In our Medicine
we bring you the latest news regarding the dangers of prescription drugs,
which some statistics now list as the 3rd or 4th leading cause of death in
the U.S., as well as the latest news on the vaccine conflict.
In our Real
Food Nutrition category
we bring you news about traditional foods that are truly healthy, as opposed
to modern mass-produced factory foods. We also cover the truth regarding
saturated fats and the faulty cholesterol theory of heart disease, and we
cover the issues concerning consumer demand for raw milk and the opposition
The Created4Health section
features the writings of the editor regarding the spiritual side of health,
based on the writings of the ancient scriptures known today as The Bible,
the all-time best-selling book in human history. We also cover important
news topics related to “creation” or “intelligent design”, as opposed to the
modern day academic propaganda of Darwinian evolution that is forced upon
people through government funded education. As was documented in the Ben
Stein documentary “Expelled“,
alternative views to Darwinian evolution are censored in the academic arena.
They will not be censored on this site. The spiritual topics written by the
editor are found on the
www.newstarget.com- The Natural News Network
education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive
changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and
We offer thousands of articles and dozens of
downloadable reports and guides (like the Honest
Food Guide) that are designed to educate and empower individuals,
families and communities so that they may experience improved health,
awareness and life fulfillment.
latest Complementary Medicine News & Alternative Medicine News articles
published daily. Includes news on alternative treatments, including homeopathy,
dietary supplements, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, massage and many
provides health-conscious readers and health care professionals with a
credible source of scientifically-sound information on natural medicine and
holistic health care. The site is an online extension of Holistic Primary
Care-News for Health & Healing, a print publication that reaches
approximately 100,000 physicians nationwide.
Our website features a complete archive of all articles
published in the print version of Holistic Primary Care since its launch 4
years ago, along with late-breaking news and many other online special
- Life Extension Organization
is a global authority on health, wellness and
well as a provider of scientific information on anti-aging therapies.
MediGuard is a free medication monitoring service
designed specifically for patients - allowing them to take a more active
role in their treatment through:
Screening for drug-drug
and drug-disease interactions.
Sending you email alerts and updates as important
safety information arises for your medications.
Sharing feedback from other members on side effects
and other important information.
Providing you with a printable list of your
MediGuard was created by professionals with decades of
experience in healthcare market research, clinical drug development, and
drug safety to empower patients to make better informed health decisions.
The primary purpose of MediGuard is to promote improved communication and
research about drug safety for members taking an active role in their
treatment. By providing up-to-date safety alerts/recalls, along with
feedback and reviews from other MediGuard members, we are able to engage
directly with members and allow them to make more informed decisions
regarding their health.
Public Health Advisories
Communications: This webpage was developed to provide the
public with easy access to important drug safety information. The webpage
contains the most recent Drug Safety Communications from FDA as well as
links for Early Communications, Follow-Up Early Communications, Information
for Healthcare Professional sheets, and Public Health Advisories issued
prior to January 29th, 2010. You can also find drug specific information
using the Index
to Drug-Specific Information.
Center for Disease Control
Health Notices - Outbreaks: Travel notices are designed
to inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues related to
specific destinations. These issues may arise from disease outbreaks,
special events or gatherings, natural disasters, or other conditions that
may affect travelers’ health.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has
tracked foodborne illness outbreaks -- events where two or more people
become ill from eating the same food -- since 1997. The Outbreak Alert!
database includes only outbreaks where both the food and pathogen have been
identified and currently has information on over 7,000 outbreaks that
occurred between 1990 to 2011. For a summary of the outbreak data, see our
Every year more and more Americans are traveling
internationally — for vacation, business, and volunteerism, and to visit
friends and family. Whatever your reason for traveling, the information on
this page will help you to be
and Protected when
it comes to your health—and the health of others—while you are traveling.
to See if Your Cosmetics Are Toxic
The Campaign for
Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of women’s, public health, labor, environmental
health and consumer-rights groups. Our goal is to protect the health of
consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out
the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems,
and replace them with safer alternatives.
The Environmental Working Group
offers you popular, easy-to-use guides to help you
choose products and foods that are free of toxic ingredients, safe for your
children and environmentally friendly. –
Consumer Product Guide
Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by
researchers at the Environmental Working Group.
pairs ingredients in more than 37,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity
and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its
This Less Toxic Guide has been prepared based on the best
available scientific research coupled with the anecdotal evidence of
consumers who have contributed their experiences with various products.
In choosing the products we use on our bodies and in and
around our homes WE are the ones in control. We can make informed choices
for the sake of our own health and the health of our families. And in most
cases, what is less toxic for us is also less toxic for the natural
Making the move to less toxic products can seem
overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to happen all at once. Whether you make
changes in only a few things or in many, you will be making positive choices
for your life.
We have produced this Guide in the hope that it will be of
assistance to many different types of people, all of whom want to live
Shoppers Guide to Toxins on Food
What's on my food
is a searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide
exposure visible and more understandable.
Find Listings of Natural Personal Care Products
- Find Listings of Natural Certified Personal Care Products
Portable Shopper’s Food Guides
Carry the pocket guide that’s right for your
region to help you choose ocean-friendly seafood wherever you live or travel.
Portable Pocket Shopper's nonGMO Guide
to help you find and avoid GE ingredients wherever you shop.
Guide gives you valuable information on common GE ingredients, brands to
look for, and look out for, and common sense tips to keep you in the know.
The list focuses on foods made with
ingredients that are commonly derived from GE crops. The most widely grown GE
crops, accounting for nearly 99% of the GE crop acreage in North America, are corn,
soy, canola and cotton. The list does not include foods that are not
yet genetically engineered, such as most fruits and vegetables, olive oils,
whole wheat or rice products, or other foods that do not contain GE ingredients
on the market. Additionally, as GE ingredients are
NOT allowed in organic food production, they are not included in full in this list. -
Download the Guide
Download Non-GMO Shopping Guides
Non-GMO Shopping Guide has features over 150 brands currently enrolled in
the Non-GMO Project.
This purse/pocket-sized guide
will help you identify and avoid foods that contain genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) foods while you
Download Non Gmo
To Dine Out Safely
www.eatwellguide.org - Eat Well Guide helps you find local, sustainable,
and organic food wherever you go. Find sustainable food by your zip code.
www.healthydiningfinder.com - Find
dietitian-approved, Healthy Dining menu selections and corresponding
nutrition information at restaurants near you - fast food to fine dining.
Learn about HealthyDiningFinder's Sodium
Search for restaurants offering healthy dining choices in your neighborhood
by zip code. Find
many tantalizing and
Healthy Dining menu choices that restaurants
nationwide are dishing up to help
you enjoy eating out as part of your healthy lifestyle.
Use calories, fat, saturated fat, and price ranges to find
delicious, nutritious meals that are right for you.
Healthy Weight: Rethink Your Drink
people don't realize just how many calories beverages can contribute to
their daily intake. Calories from drinks can really add up. This document
provides you with options for reducing the number of calories in what you
Harvest Farmers' Markets
best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find
farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in
your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
Shop in our catalog for things you can't find locally.
Find food in your neighborhood and when you
travel that is healthful, humane, better for the environment, and that supports
Use the USDA
Farmers Markets Search to find one near you. Due to their flexible
locations, some community farmers markets provide fresh, healthy foods when
other sources aren't as easily accessed. Learn more about how the USDA
helps to expand healthy food access through the development of local
Find a Recycling
locator box above can help you find where you can recycle in your area.
Center for Computers, TVs
people about the powerful effects our food choices have on the environment, our
health and all life on Earth, and encourages a shift toward a healthy,