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Dr. Bruhn’s research focuses on consumer issues in food safety and quality, including consumer attitudes toward new food production methods or processing technologies. She investigates consumer food handling practices, quantifies food safety concerns, explores consumer information needs and identifies preferred sources of information. Further, her laboratory investigates consumer responses to information about issues in the news that impacts health and safety.

Will knowing which foods are most likely to cause severe foodborne illness increase consumer and industry vigilance? “Risky Meat,” Center for Science and the Public Interest’s (CSPI) April 23 report stated this as their goal,
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