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FSA publishes 'Food and You' wave five survey report
The 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.
25th April 2019