Check out the top story we saw when we visited NPR’s health blog the other day:
Check out the headline immediately under it:
Though consumer concern has dropped, it hasn’t dropped quite so much as those juxtaposed posts might lead you to believe. According to NPR, last year – during a time when food-borne illness loomed large in the daily news – 61% said they were “very concerned” about food safety. This year? 57%.
But look at the change in numbers of people who said they’d been seriously sickened by contaminated food in the previous three months. Last year, 12% said their illness was “pretty serious.” This year, 22% did.
Some Food Safety Blogs
- barfblog (From the University of Kansas)
- Food Safety News (From a personal injury law firm)
- Consumer Reports Safety & Recall News (Not solely about food but a reliable source of info on most major food recalls)
And to learn more about the politics of food safety, read Marion Nestle’s excellent book, Safe Food.