In recent years, consumer confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply has declined. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2014 Food & Health Survey, more than 70% of Americans have expressed concerns about the safe production of their food and beverages, and approximately 40% of consumers changed their diet because of perceived food safety issues. Clearly, there is much for food manufacturers to be concerned about regarding the safety of their food products.
Food safety: a public health and business imperative. RSM US INSIGHT ARTICLE. March 26, 2015. http://rsmus.com/what-we-do/industries/consumer-products/food-and-beverage/food-safety-a-public-health-and-business-imperative.html