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That's obviously as we sit down from some and -- of Swine Flu as you just talk about Swine Flu.
-- whether it's real or imagined people are grown increasingly concerned about food safety.
Talking about this trend and his company's business Mike Jarvis the youngster -- group joins us this morning.
Interesting isn't it that that -- This perception that hey we gotta be careful about what were eating I don't know whether this plus this one we're not not supposed to -- people take it in different way.
How's your business been changing here over the last couple years as people think more about this.
That is the question that consumers and now more paranoid created -- You know the general area of public health and safety there's been a lot of interest -- -- since Jack in the Box which happened more than ten years ago.
Wright did was right that was alignment that's a personnel would -- -- from from your guys' point of view it's terror attack you come -- and you've watched for companies.
Consulting training and order thing that most of the work that we do is is actually inspections.
Inspections of hotels restaurants supermarkets and all of the supplies to those with him now do we when we.
I seem so and this is just general perception on on numbers to back -- -- -- seems like we hear more cases of -- Such XYZ restaurants struggling word or you know -- since this and that was happening in their kitchen it seems like we hear more about it is that because.
I think a bit -- because you're doing a better job of inspecting -- just because there's more cases these types of things.
You know I think is that there's a couple of things happening here festival -- agencies are better today at detecting and tracking outbreaks than they've ever been so.
In the positive these things spotted being un report to -- undetected was sorry to hear about them.
I think consumers a better informed than they've ever been and because they're paranoid that will be more likely to report incidents -- -- have -- have in the past.
And then in addition to that I think what we see is a shift in the nature of outbreaks from.
Kind of small localized outbreaks right which probably wouldn't catch the attention of people in the cost to much more of these large multi state outbreaks like that.
-- number of reasons I think that the supply chain itself is a very very sophisticated web that this is global in nature.
Food is that she distributed.
You know multiple states within 2448 hours yeah there when you have upon in the scale of the problem is much more significant.
And one -- you say when you have a problem.
Are these problems mostly problems or false alarms me how does that ratio usually work when you guys going to do inspections.
We know when you're doing inspections the idea is obviously to prevent the problem and that's very much preventive steps into the people conform to would have been this is too expensive venture.
Typically when you hear about not break it has been declared an outbreak cannot break ready to surprise more than 22 people with the same symptoms from the same food -- Went to hear about not break it's real and what we've seen in recent yes I think -- large multistate outbreaks have involved hundreds if not thousands of people.
You know I'm kind of afraid to ask this question in the way that -- business for you because it if you tell me it's not good that's not a good sign but -- people you know are they cutting back and this type stuff because the economy -- -- Not mean if you're in the food industry food safety is a business imperative so we're seeing.
-- fortunately very good business conditions for a self -- -- Well I think we do see as a result of the downturn in the economy is that people that are managing -- spend.
So you know business -- up for us but all the big companies that they've been great -- but how they spend it our thanks for coming -- -- Mark Jacobs thanks so much shake mark Jarvis first to get the first name on -- the last thing mark Jarvis from.
Starts -- thank you very much for coming it's interesting topic given all that's been in the news and.
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