The results from Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker for May 2015 have been published. Wave 10 of the tracking study shows that:
For the first time, the price of food (42%) is not the most common wider food issue of concern. Instead these were: the amount of sugar in food (51%) and food waste (49%).
Of food safety issues reported, food hygiene when eating out remains the most frequently mentioned (37%)
83% of respondents reported being aware of the hygiene standards in places they eat out at or buy food from.
Awareness of Food Standards Scotland, which became operational on 1 April, was reported by 71% of Scottish respondents
Fieldwork for this wave took place in May 2015 and a representative sample of 2,640 adults in the UK was interviewed via the TNS consumer face-to-face omnibus survey. This is the tenth wave of the biannual tracker which started in November 2010.
The link to the results can be found at: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/news/2015/14268/public-attitudes-tracker-results-published.