Study: Consumer Confidence in Food Safety Low

Less than 20% of consumers trust food companies to develop and sell foods that are safe and healthy, according to a new IBM study.

ARMONK, N.Y. — Less than 20% of consumers trust food companies to develop and sell foods that are safe and healthy, according to a new IBM study.

Also, 60% of consumers are concerned about the safety of food they purchase, and 63% are knowledgeable about the content of the food they buy, according to the survey of 1,000 consumers in the 10 largest cities nationwide.

A strong majority (83%) of respondents were able to name a food product that was recalled in the past two

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