Consumer perception and understanding of risk from food.

  title={Consumer perception and understanding of risk from food.},
  author={Ben Knox},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={56 1},
  • Ben Knox
  • Published 2000 in British medical bulletin
The study of risk perception has been punctuated with controversy, conflict and paradigm shifts. Despite more than three decades of research, understanding of risk assessment remains fragmented and incoherent. Until recently, food and eating has been viewed as a low-risk activity and perceived risk surrounded matters of hygiene or lack of food. Consequently, theories of risk have been constructed with reference to environmental and technological hazards, such as nuclear power, whilst neglecting… CONTINUE READING