Center for Consumer Research

A  new consumer research study done by the University of California-Davis reveals that many safe food preparation practices are often overlooked in home kitchens, even among consumers who consider themselves to be well-informed on food safety. The research, funded by contributions from Foster Farms, will be published in Food Protection Trends in September. Americans often undercook chicken (40 percent) and rarely wash their hands (65 percent), the study found, highlighting the need for increased consumer food safety education. “The most surprising aspect of these findings to me was the prevalence of undercooking,” said Dr. Christine Bruhn, director of the Center
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