SUPERMARKETS BEAT FOOD SERVICE IN FOOD-SAFETY SURVEY

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Supermarkets are doing an "excellent" job in protecting consumers against foodborne pathogens, with 62% of consumers approving of their retailer's food-safety programs, according to a new poll.The consumer attitudes survey, conducted in May 2000, questioned 401 randomly selected consumers and 150 newspaper and magazine food editors on a variety of food-safety issues. The consumer

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Supermarkets are doing an "excellent" job in protecting consumers against foodborne pathogens, with 62% of consumers approving of their retailer's food-safety programs, according to a new poll.

The consumer attitudes survey, conducted in May 2000, questioned 401 randomly selected consumers and 150 newspaper and magazine food editors on a variety of food-safety issues. The consumer survey has a margin of error of 4.9%.

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