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January 11, 2010 Poll: Most Not Fully Confident in Food SafetySource: CBS News
Just one in three Americans are very confident that the food they buy is safe, a new CBS News poll finds – although the vast majority are at least somewhat confident that their food is safe.
December 1, 2009 Consumer Reports: Two Thirds of Chickens Carry BacteriaSource: ABC News
The bad news from a new study is that two thirds of store-bought chicken was found to be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. The good news is that, believe it or not, the numbers are better than two years ago, when...
November 23, 2009 Food Allergies Increasing Dramatically in ChildrenSource: Injury Board.com
In a new study by researchers of the National Center for Health Statistics, food allergies in U.S. children under age 18 years increased dramatically by 18 percent between 1997 and 2007
November 17, 2009 Report: More Americans going hungrySource: Washington Post
The number of Americans who lack dependable access to adequate food shot up last year to 49 million, the largest number since the government has been keeping track, according to a government report released Monday that shows...
November 12, 2009 Americans Struggle to Feed Their Families, Know Others Who Needed Donated Food, According to The 2009 Hormel Hunger SurveySource: Business Wire
About a quarter of American adults (24 percent) say they have eaten less this year to ensure their children have enough food, a startling expression of parents’ caring for their children that also sheds light on a the problem of...
Source: Chicago Tribune
Fish with potentially harmful levels of mercury were found in 49 percent of U.S. lakes and reservoirs studied, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Lakes in almost half of the states had fish contaminated by toxic chemicals...
September 28, 2009 Consumers Concerned About Food SafetySource: AgWeb.com
A recent IBM study shows a low trust in food sources and high concern about food safety. The study, which consisted of a survey of 1,000 consumers in the 10 largest U.S. cities, shows that less than 20% of consumers trust food...
September 25, 2009 Food Safety, Affordability Top List of Consumer ConcernsSource: Food Product Design.com
Economic issues continue to top the list of consumer concerns, according to the most recent consumer survey by the Center for Food Integrity (CFI).
September 11, 2009 Report scrutinizes FDA’s work in 2007 pet food recallSource: Office of Inspector General (OIG) - VIN News Service
More than two years after the largest pet-food recall in history, federal investigators maintain that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not do its job properly. What’s more, FDA lacks the statutory authority to impose...
The federal government is considering new rules to limit mercury emissions from cement kilns, which makes two new studies released this week timely.
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