Survey: More food safety oversight needed

The majority of Americans are concerned about food safety and believe there should be more government oversight when it comes to the safety of the food supply, according to a new report.

In a Harris Interactive survey report released Wednesday, 86 percent of people surveyed said they were at least somewhat concerned about food safety, […]

Roses, chocolates and…dog treats? Americans treat their pets for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for humans anymore. Pets also are slated to get lots of love today.

About 20 percent, or one in five, of Americans will buy Valentine’s Day presents for their pets, to the tune of roughly $815 million, according to a Survey from the National Retail Federation.

In all, Americans will drop […]

Survey: Kentucky is world equine leader

Kentucky sure has earned the title of Horse Capital of the World, according to initial findings from the University of Kentucky.

The state is home to approximately 242,400 horses with the total value of “equine and equine-related assets” topping an estimated $23.4 billion. About 1.1 million acres are used for equine-related purposes. The state also […]

Survey: Food safety concerns in the U.K. have decreased through the last decade

More people are concerned about the price, healthfulness, and nutritional aspects of food than the chance of getting a foodborne illness, according to a new study.

About 63 percent of those surveyed cited food prices as one of their main concerns, with 32 percent citing foodborne illness caused by pathogens such as E. coli and […]

Report: Majority of consumers consider U.S. food supply safe, number of those who want more information on food labels up

Most U.S. consumers consider the food supply safe, but they still want more information, according to a survey released today.

The number of Americans who want more information on food labels has risen 6 percent in the last two years, according to an International Food Council survey.

About 24 percent of consumers indicated they would […]