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Consumer Behavior Research

Food Safety Surveys

The Food Safety Survey (FSS) is a nationally representative survey of consumers’ self-reported behaviors, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about food safety. The questionnaires are designed to measure trends in consumer food safety practices, such as hand and cutting board washing; preparing and consuming risky foods; and using food thermometers. Survey results help inform FDA’s efforts aimed at improving consumer food safety behaviors. Examples include both the Healthy People 2010 and 2020 initiatives as well as targeted education outreach.   

Health and Diet Surveys

Other Surveys and Research