IFIC: Consumers Slacking on Safe Food Preparation

Despite having been polled during the height of a Salmonella outbreak, the number of Americans taking food safety precautions was down for nearly every action vs. the previous year.

WASHINGTON — Despite having been polled during the height of a Salmonella outbreak, the number of Americans taking food safety precautions was down for nearly every action vs. the previous year.

An online survey conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation found that when cooking, preparing or consuming food, fewer Americans reported washing their hands with soap and water (87% vs. 92% in 2008); washing cutting boards with soap and water or bleach (77% vs.

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