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The UK Public's interests, needs and concerns around food: UK main report

Connors, C., Malan, L., Esposito, M. , Madden, C., Trikka, N., Cohen, M., Rothery, F., Reynolds, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-1073-7394, Sheppard, C., Canavan, S., Saint Warrens, S., Sissoko, F., Coker, E., Tulej, S. & Birch, R. (2022). The UK Public's interests, needs and concerns around food: UK main report (10.46756/sci.fsa.ihw534). London, UK: Food Standards Agency.


This qualitative and quantitative research explored UK consumer views and priorities in relation to our responsibilities around food hygiene and safety, but also around wider interests the public see critical in shaping their food choices and lives including: health and nutrition environment and ethics price quality and convenience consumer versus business power potential food futures The top priorities for consumers, and where they would like action taken on their behalf, are around ensuring: hygiene and safety standards are maintained or strengthened equitable access to safe, healthy, affordable food easy informed decision making trustworthy food information In the context of the UK, they would like to ensure farmers and UK agriculture are protected and that locally produced food is accessible. In the wider context of the system, consumers would like action on animal welfare and waste (food and packaging), and in the long term a steer towards fair, ethical and sustainable food systems.

Publication Type: Report
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TX Home economics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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Available under License Open Government Licence v3.

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