Navigation Links
New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
Date:9/4/2007

9 Out of 10 Americans are as Concerned or More Concerned Than Last Year

About Contracting Food-Borne Illnesses

LANSING, Ill., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As September's National Food Safety Month kicks off, a new survey of 2,500 Americans reveals that 93 percent of Americans are as concerned or more concerned than they were last year about contracting food-borne illnesses.

The study, conducted by TNS, a world leader in market research and commissioned by National Pasteurized Eggs, also revealed that 96 percent of Americans say that media coverage has contributed to keeping or increasing that concern over the past year.

"If Americans are still concerned about food-borne illness, the best thing they can do is to continue to educate themselves about safe handling and cooking procedures that will keep them, and their families, free from these illnesses," says Debra Holtzman, nationally recognized food safety expert and best-selling author of "The Safe Baby: A-Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety" (Sentient Publications).

In addition to naming meats, fruits and vegetables as sources of food-borne illness, the survey showed that 81 percent of respondents know that eggs are a known cause of salmonella poisoning, a major food-borne illness, if they are consumed raw or undercooked. Still, 57 percent of Americans report eating eggs that are not fully cooked as their preferred style, including those prepared sunny side up, over easy or as Eggs Benedict.

While cooking can destroy salmonella, less than two percent of Americans can accurately report the internal temperature to which an egg should be cooked in order to eliminate salmonella: 160 degrees, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Services; and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), raw or undercooked eggs are responsible for more than 118,000 cases of salmonella annually, many cases going unreported or undiagnosed. Annually, Americans eat 257 eggs each, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"Eggs as a food are not the issue, but salmonella certainly is," said Holtzman. "Cooking eggs until yolks are hard and properly handling them are vital safety steps in fighting salmonella. However the simplest way to enjoy safe eggs any style, and keep your kitchen free from salmonella cross contamination, is to use only eggs that are labeled as pasteurized. "

Key findings in the survey included:

-- 70 percent of Americans believe the best way to eliminate the risk of

salmonella is to thoroughly cook eggs. However, 57 percent of

Americans eat eggs that are prepared in styles that are not thoroughly

cooked.

-- 33 percent of respondents say that cleanliness or avoiding cross

contamination are the most effective ways to eliminate the risk of

salmonella poisoning.

-- Almost a quarter of Americans, 25 percent, believe that having quality

food habits is the best way to avoid food-borne illness.

-- Undercooked eggs are consumed by Americans as follows:

-- Over easy 35 percent

-- Sunny side up 25.2 percent

-- Eggs over medium 12.3 percent

-- Eggs Benedict 11.8 percent

-- Poached eggs 10.8 percent

-- Soft boiled 10.8 percent

The TNS survey was conducted in June 2007 among 2,500 respondents nationally representative of the U. S population. For more information on the survey, visit http://www.safeeggs.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Pasteurized Eggs
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Eating disorder... a survey
2. Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey
3. Happiness Survey
4. Survey shows how bipolar disorder affects the quality of life for patients
5. Rural India shows apathy towards dental problems: Survey
6. Survey finds that discussion with family very crucial in organ donation decision
7. Insomnia Hits Many Canadians: Survey
8. Over 400 CRPF Men Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol: Survey
9. Scotland Ranked As Sickest Area Of UK: Survey
10. Americans Not Interested In Choosing Sex Of Child: Survey
11. Ignorance about AIDS rampart in Third of College Students: Chinese survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the ... business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New ... the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco dentists, Dr. ... Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated to suffer ... Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of people with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will ... during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual ... F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare ... Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during ... , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed ... and predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked ... the Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed ... software solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 ... in Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: