Food safety behaviors among U.S. parents as of 2017

Percentage of U.S. parents that took select measures within their homes to reduce foodborne illnesses as of 2017

Food safety behaviors among U.S. parents as of 2017 This statistic displays the percentage of parents that took select measures to avoid foodborne illness in their homes as of 2017. According to the data, 87 percent of parents said that they washed their hands before preparing a meal for their children.
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Percentage of U.S. parents that took select measures within their homes to reduce foodborne illnesses as of 2017

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Percentage of parents
Wash their hands before preparing a meal87%
Wash fruits and vegetables before serving80%
Check the expiration date on refrigerated food84%
Smell or taste food that was more than 2 days past the expiration date to see if it was spoiled before serving57%
Throw away expired food43%
Dispose of food that had been recalled58%
Return/replace food that had been recalled40%
Percentage of parents
Wash their hands before preparing a meal87%
Wash fruits and vegetables before serving80%
Check the expiration date on refrigerated food84%
Smell or taste food that was more than 2 days past the expiration date to see if it was spoiled before serving57%
Throw away expired food43%
Dispose of food that had been recalled58%
Return/replace food that had been recalled40%
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This statistic displays the percentage of parents that took select measures to avoid foodborne illness in their homes as of 2017. According to the data, 87 percent of parents said that they washed their hands before preparing a meal for their children.
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