Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-205) 42 pp

January 2019

Consumer Food Safety Practices: Raw Milk Consumption and Food Thermometer Use

In this report on the at-home, food-safety practices of the U.S. population, researchers investigate the application of two Food and Drug Administration-recommended food-safety practices by taking a closer look at the estimated 14 percent of at-home meal preparers who use meat thermometers when preparing meat and the 2 percent who use nonpasteurized raw milk in a typical week.

Keywords: food safety, risks of foodborne illness, nonpasteurized milk, raw milk, food ther-mometer use, at-home meals, food at home, consumer food safety practices, meal preparation, eating patterns, food intake, American Time Use Survey, Eating and Health Module

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