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After a decade of consumer attitudinal research, it is clear that a majority of consumers are confident in the safety of the U.S. food supply and express little to no concern about food and agricultural biotechnology. A significant majority also have no outstanding concern about labeling foods...
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PDF Version Introduction In 2005, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) commissioned its fourth survey studying Americans’ attitudes toward foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition, also known as “functional foods.” Such health-promoting foods can range from broccoli to...
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Full Report (PDF) INTRODUCTION Background & ObjectivesThe benchmark IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey provides insights regarding specific catalysts and barriers to healthful eating. This consumer data is important to guide communication efforts with the goal of improving public health...
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Since 1995, health and how food impacts Americans' health have emerged as the single-most important focus of media reports about nutrition and food safety. That’s the conclusion of a decade-long tracking survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation and the Center for Media...
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The recently released 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans wisely choose carbohydrate-containing foods to ensure adequate nutrient intake and still keep their weight within healthful limits. Consumers now have numerous questions about carbohydrates and sugars. This...
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Over the years, nutrition messages have become more accessible through the Internet, media, celebrities, and many other sources.  Multiple inputs of different information can create a confusing environment where consumers become unsure of who or what to believe.  The most popular advice usually...
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Background and Objectives The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published an interim final rule on control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products (9 CFR 430). The provision in 9 CFR 430 states: An establishment that controls...
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For the 3rd Edition of "Food Biotechnology: A Communicator's Guide to Improving Understanding", click here. (2003) The International Food Information Council (IFIC) produced this Communications Guide for Improving Understanding of Food Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, in an effort to aid food,...
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What do consumers really think about food and nutrition? To find out, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) conducted qualitative consumer research. Qualitative research is an important consumer research tool that can lead to a better understanding of consumer perceptions of and...
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Introduction This report summarizes the findings of qualitative research conducted by Axiom Research Company on behalf of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). The purpose of the study was to understand physicians' views of food safety issues and education materials concerning this...
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Introduction This report summarizes the findings of qualitative research conducted by Axiom Research Company on behalf of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). The purpose of this study was to examine consumer behavior and attitudes toward food irradiation in general, and in...

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