The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation 2012 Food and Health Survey shows that three out of four Americans are confident in the U.S. food supply, which is a significant increase over the past year, said Marianne Smith Edge, IFIC Foundation nutrition and food safety senior vice president.
In 2011, 50 percent of Americans were either somewhat or extremely confident in the safety of the food supply and 31 percent were neither confident nor unconfident. 19 percent were not very or not at all confident.
This year, 78 percent were either very or somewhat confident; 18 percent were not too or not at all confident and only 4 percent reported that they were not sure, according to IFIC.
"Despite some high-profile food safety issues taking place during the survey, we see three out of four [Americans] are confident in the U.S. food supply," she said. "This confidence is reflected by the fact that six out of 10 believe little chance exists that they will be inflicted by foodborne illness."
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