Consumers fret about avian flu

Consumers fret about avian flu

Egg prices increase as experts reassure that food safety risk is minimal.

NEWLY released survey results by The NPD Group, a market research company, revealed that more than 50% of U.S. consumers have some level of concern about avian influenza in relation to food safety.

Based on NPD's "Food Safety Monitor," which has tracked consumer awareness and concern about food safety issues and eating intentions since 2001, 51% of U.S. consumers expressed some level of concern about the disease and the health hazard it poses to th

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