While the food industry always prioritizes the safety of its products, supply chains strained by the coronavirus pandemic amplified attention to the topic. Behind “Will there be enough food?” the second question asked during the crisis has often been “Is food safe?” Meanwhile, efforts from government agencies — including the CDC, FDA and Department of Justice — brought renewed urgency to protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.

Food safety conversation volume, with COVID-19 highlight
Conversations about food safety rose by nearly 60% during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the report to learn more about the voices driving discussions.