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Latest FooDS Survey Takes Consumers' Temperature on Upcoming Food Safety Inspection Rules

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:29:34 CDT

Latest FooDS Survey Takes Consumers' Temperature on Upcoming Food Safety Inspection Rules The results of the June 2015 edition of the Food Demand Survey (FooDS), conducted by Dr. Jayson Lusk of Oklahoma State University, were released this past week. Compared to the prior month, some of the highlights of this report show that consumers’ willingness-to-pay (WTP) decreased for all meat products, except deli ham. WTP for steak and pork chops both reached their lowest point in the four-year history of FooDS. WTP for all meat products is lower than one year ago, except for hamburger and deli ham.


Expenditures on food eaten at home increased 1.29% from May and consumers spent 3.51% more on food purchased away from home. Consumers apparently expect the price of chicken and pork to decrease slightly, while beef prices are expected to remain about the same. Consumers say they plan to buy more chicken and less beef and pork in the near future.


Several new ad hoc questions were added to the survey this month relating to mandatory food safety inspections, since the Food & Drug Administration will begin requiring large fruit and vegetable farmers to be compliant with new food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011.


Specifically, participants were asked about their preferences for tomatoes produced under various levels of FDA/FSMA inspection requirements.


The majority of respondents, about 61%, answered that fruits and vegetables from small producers, which are exempt from the new food safety inspection, have an equal risk of causing a food-borne illness as those that undergo inspection requirements. 26.8% of the respondents though stated there would be a higher risk, while on 12.5% stated there would be a lower risk.


To check out the results of the June 2015 edition of the FooDS survey for yourself, click here.



   

 

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