The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments about how to effectively educate consumers about food safety practices in their homes. The deadline to submit comments is May 17. Anyone can submit comments via the internet, regular mail, hand delivery or courier. Specific directions on each method are included in

Continue Reading USDA wants to know how to teach consumers about food safety practices

New peer reviewed research published in Nutrition Today shows fear-based messaging tactics used by activist groups and some organic marketers that invoke safety concerns about non-organic produce may be having a negative impact on consumption of fruits and veggies among low-income consumers. producelobby-406Researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT)
Continue Reading Fear-based safety messages may be hurting poorest consumers it comes to eggs, consumers are pretty good at following two of the four key food safety messages — “separate” and “chill” — but when it comes to “clean” and “cook,” a bit more education might be required. A team of researchers from RTI International, Tennessee State University, and
Continue Reading Survey: Only 48 Percent of Americans Wash Their Hands After Cracking Eggs

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