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FSA publishes 'Food and You' wave five survey report

* FSA-Food-and-you.jpgThe Food Standards Agency has published the findings for wave five of the 'Food and You' survey and the majority of respondents (87%) reported having seen the Food hygiene ratings for food businesses sticker.

There have been increasing levels of recognition of the scheme stickers since they were introduced in 2010, from 34% in 2012, to 68% in 2014, 83% in 2016 and 87% in 2018.

Around three in five respondents mentioned good service (61%), a good hygiene rating score (60%) and the price of food (60%) as important in their decisions about where to eat out.

In Wave 5, 47% of respondents reported that they had experienced food poisoning at some time in their lives (not necessarily when eating out); an increase from between 40% and 41% in 2012 and 2014 and 44% in 2016.

This survey, which includes data from England, Wales and Northern Ireland is used to collect information about the public's self-reported behaviours and attitudes to buying, cooking and eating food and is published every two years.


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