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90 percent of farmers in Ireland unaware of animal pathogens

Nine out of 10 farmers in Ireland are unaware that healthy animals can be a source of infection people, including their families. More than half don’t know that they can pick up diseases from sick poultry or pets, according to a survey. Further, more than 40 percent of more than 1,000 Irish farmers surveyed drink… Continue Reading

The Results From Our Reader Survey Are In

(Food Safety News Executive Editor Dan Flynn is away, so Washington, D.C., reporter Lydia Zuraw is using this space to discuss some results from the recent FSN reader survey.) Last month, we opened an online survey to learn more about our readers and ask their opinions about Food Safety News so we can make the site even better…. Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Please Keep Those Survey Responses Coming

So far, we have had nearly 500 responses to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. FSN has nearly 150,000 Facebook “likes,” more than 27,000 Twitter followers, and almost 25,000 subscribers. Please help us out by letting us know about your experience with FSN. Visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FoodSafetyNewsReaderSurvey… Continue Reading

Vermont Report Finds Fewer Raw Milk Drinkers Than Previously Thought

Consumer demand for raw milk may not be as large as many have thought, according to a first-of-its-kind state profile of raw milk sales. The just-released “Rural Vermont’s 2013-2014 Raw Milk Report to the Legislature” says that state dairies selling unpasteurized milk had 1,940 “unique customers.” That amounts to fewer than 1 percent of Vermont’s… Continue Reading

Poll Shows Food Safety Confidence Slightly Decreased This Year

U.S. citizens are slightly less confident in the safety of the food supply compared to recent years, according to annual polling conducted by the Center for Food Integrity. As part of the CFI’s annual study tracking attitudes toward the food supply over time, the organization asked respondents a series of questions about food prices, animal… Continue Reading

Food Safety Less of a Concern in UK Now Than Decade Ago

Food safety concerns in the United Kingdom change slowly over time, but they do change. Twice a year, the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom fields an opinion survey on food safety. The latest data from May just became available and it shows public thinking about food safety largely unchanged from six months earlier…. Continue Reading

Rep. Slaughter Releases Survey Results on Antibiotics in Food

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) this week released the results a survey conducted by her office on antibiotics used in meat and poultry production. In February, the congresswoman wrote to 60 of the nation’s largest food manufacturers, restaurants, and retailers and asked them to respond with details on their policies, including what percentage of the meat… Continue Reading