Home-delivered fresh meal kits, locally grown foods, a move toward minimal processing, and restaurant hydroponic gardens are among the emerging industry trends that present food safety challenges. Moreover, consumers have redefined food safety to include free from potentially hazardous residues such as antibiotics, hormones, and artificial chemicals, as well
Continue Reading Transparency key in quest for consumer confidence in food

The FDA has an opportunity now to update its recall disclosure policy to provide consumers critical information they need and want to protect themselves during an outbreak. The agency can, and should, begin routinely identifying which retailers and individual store locations sold recalled food. This information will motivate consumers who
Continue Reading FDA should choose public safety over corporate confidentiality

The continuous drum beat of multistate foodborne illness outbreaks has not done much to shake consumer confidence in the U.S. food supply, according to a new study released this week. The NPD Group, a market research firm,  reports that 60 percent of U.S. consumers are only somewhat or slightly concerned
Continue Reading Survey: Despite Ongoing Outbreaks, Americans See Food Supply as Safe