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…

(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…

Survey-Small1We are just 100 responses away from our goal of 1,000 to our recent survey. However, the more we get, the better we can understand how to make Food Safety News better. We are extending the survey through this coming Wednesday, so please take a few minutes to give us some valuable feedback. FSN has…

Survey-Small1So 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…

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…

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.…

By taking the following survey, public health professionals can help a PhD student earn his wings while improving public health. The following is a brief description of the study: To build up evidence for what determines health department performance, The University of Minnesota has developed an online survey for state and local epidemiologists and environmental…

Enough results are in from the 2012 Food Safety News Reader Survey for a 47-page report to have hit my desk by the time I returned from California late last week.

Wow! What can I say?

FOOD-SAFETY-NEWS-SURVEY-RESULTS_406x350.jpgI guess should I say “thank you!” to the several hundred readers who stepped forward to speak for the …