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STATE-ADDED FOOD-SAFETY QUESTIONS

  1. After handling raw meat or chicken in the kitchen, which of the following best describes what you usually do next? Do you:

    1. Continue cooking 1

    2. Rinse and/or wipe your hands, then continue cooking 2

    3. Wash your hands with soap and water, then continue cooking 3

      or

    4. You don't handle uncooked meat or chicken 4 Other 5 don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9

  2. After you have used a cutting board, counter top, or other surface for cutting raw meat or chicken, which of the following best describes what you usually do next? Do you:

    1. Continue using the surface as is 1

    2. Rinse and/or wipe the surface, then continue cooking 2

    3. Wash the surface with soap or bleach and water, then continue cooking 3

      or

    4. You don't cut raw meat or chicken 4 Other 5 Don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9

    These next questions are about food which you may eat or drink. I am

going to name several different food items. Thinking over the past 12 months, please tell me how often you ate or drank each one; for example, twice a week, three times a month, and so forth. Include all the foods you ate or drank, both at home and away from home.

3. In the past 12 months, how often did you eat vegetables that you or

someone else canned at home, such as asparagus, corn, or tomato sauces?

  1. Per day 1_ _

  2. Per week 2_ _

  3. Per month 3_ _

  4. Per year 4_ _

  5. Never 555 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

In the past 12 months, how often did you eat hamburgers, both at home and away from home?

  1. Per day 1_ _

  2. Per week 2_ _

  3. Per month 3_ _

  4. Per year 4_ _

  5. Never 555 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

In the past 12 months, how often did you eat hamburgers that were still pink or red on the inside, both at home and away from home?

  1. Per day 1_ _

  2. Per week 2_ _

  3. Per month 3_ _

  4. Per year 4_ _

  5. Never 555 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

In the past 12 months, how often did you eat eggs which were soft-boiled, soft-poached, loosely scrambled, or lightly fried with a runny yolk, both at home and away from home?

  1. Per day 1_ _

  2. Per week 2_ _

  3. Per month 3_ _

  4. Per year 4_ _

  5. Never 555 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

In the past 12 months, how often did you eat raw oysters, at home and away from home?

  1. Per day 1_ _

  2. Per week 2_ _

  3. Per month 3_ _

  4. Per year 4_ _

  5. Never 555 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

In the past 12 months, did you drink any unpasteurized milk, also known as "raw milk"?

  1. Yes 1

  2. No 2 Don't know/not sure 777 Refused 999

Now think a moment about purchasing meat at the grocery store. Since the spring of 1994, packages of uncooked meat and poultry at the grocery store have had new labeling information. Meat and poultry labels now include new pictures and written information.

9. Have you seen this information?

  1. Yes 1

  2. No 2 Don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9

Do you remember reading anything in the new labeling about safe handling of raw meat and poultry?

  1. Yes 1

  2. No 2 Don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9

Has the new labeling information on raw meat and poultry changed the way you prepare these products?

  1. Yes 1

  2. No 2 Don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9

In the past month, were you ill with diarrhea lasting at least two days, with at least three loose stools on one of those days?

  1. Yes 1

  2. No 2 Don't know/not sure 7 Refused 9





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