A food safety survey conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation suggests ambivalence among consumers regarding food products marketed in the United States.

The Cogent Research on-line survey of 1,064 adults revealed that only 49% of respondents were "somewhat confident" or "extremely confident" that their food supply was safe. Surprisingly, the respondents said food manufacturers and the government were almost equally responsible for safety (72%) with farmers and producers at 57%.


Consumers assigned a lower level of responsibility to themselves (41%) although the majority of respondents indicated adherence to Good Preparation Practices including hand washing (87%) and cooking to suggested temperature (71%).