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February 9, 2011 Consumers Value Safer Food More than Current Analyses Suggest – Study

Source: Food Ingredients First

Government regulators could more realistically assess the value of improving food safety if they considered the fact that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick – even if it means they have to pay a little extra for...

January 20, 2011 Exclusive: U.S. shoppers wary about China food safety: survey

Source: Reuters

As the United States implements a new law aimed at strengthening oversight of the food consumers eat, shoppers worry about the safety of products imported from China, Mexico and Africa.

January 7, 2011 Report Says Food Safety is Good Business

Source: Food Safety News

Why should companies that sell food step up to the new food safety law? Because making people sick can kill a business, say Leavitt Partners and PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in a report issued Thursday. Leavitt Partners is the...

December 16, 2010 Report: About 17% in U.S. get sick from food each year

Source: Washington Post

One in six Americans gets sick from food every year, and about 3,000 die from those illnesses, according to data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

December 2, 2010 World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Food Crisis, U.N. Says

Source: NY Times

Global grain production will tumble by 63 million metric tons this year, or 2 percent over all, mainly because of weather-related calamities like the Russian heat wave and the floods in Pakistan, the United Nations estimates in...

December 1, 2010 Survey: Traceability a Priority for Food Service Execs, but Cost-Cutting Still Tops Corporate Agendas

Source: BusinessWire

HAMILTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While establishing traceability strategies has become a priority for food service executives, cost cutting initiatives remain at the top of the priority list for 2011, according to a survey...[more]

November 15, 2010 Research Shows San Francisco Happy Meal Toy Ban Is Off the Mark, Will Not Change Behavior or Children’s Preference for McDonald

Source: BusinessWire

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--A recently concluded study of 1,200 consumers shows that children play a significantly greater role in choosing McDonald’s than in choosing other quick service restaurants. The Restaurant Selection Study from...[more]

November 3, 2010 From Farm to Fridge to Garbage Can

Source: NY Times

A lot, if you are typical. By most estimates, a quarter to half of all food produced in the United States goes uneaten — left in fields, spoiled in transport, thrown out at the grocery store, scraped into the garbage or forgotten...

October 20, 2010 Survey Shows Sick Workers Often Handle Food, Putting Consumers at Risk of Foodborne Illness, Louisiana Attorney

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Louisiana food safety advocate Richard J. Arsenault says he is alarmed by a recently issued report that indicates that a high number of restaurant workers handle food while suffering from an illness. In what it calls the largest...

October 5, 2010 Cocoa industry 'failing to address abusive child labour' in supply chain

Source: Procurement Leaders

... the largest US chocolate company, to take action to end child and forced labour in its supply chain and to adopt Fair Trade certified cocoa. ...

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