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Consumer perceptions and concerns about food contaminants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10335365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
More consumers are concerned about microbiological hazards than any other area. Pesticide residues generate concern, especially among low income consumers with less formal education. Use of antibiotics and hormones in animal production is considered a serious hazard by fewer consumers. Consumer attitudes are influenced by media coverage. An increasing number of consumers expect food producers and retailers to assume a major role in providing safe food. A majority of consumers express interesting in purchasing irradiated food when specific benefits are described and the percentage increases when irradiation is more fully described. In actual market experiences, irradiated produce and poultry have been well received. Similarly, most consumers are positive toward biotechnology, with greatest support for environmental applications. The scientific community should use the media to reach the public with information identifying risks and protective strategies, including the use of new technology.
Authors:
C M Bruhn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in experimental medicine and biology     Volume:  459     ISSN:  0065-2598     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-21     Completed Date:  1999-07-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121103     Medline TA:  Adv Exp Med Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for Consumer Research, University of California, Davis 95616-8598, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biotechnology
Consumer Satisfaction*
Educational Status
Food Contamination*
Food Handling
Food Irradiation
Food Microbiology*
Food-Processing Industry*
Humans
Lasers
Mass Media
Pesticide Residues
Public Health
Social Class
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pesticide Residues

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