FSA publishes the findings for wave five of the Food and You survey

The Food Standards Agency has published the findings for wave five of the Food and You survey.

The survey 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. It is published every two years.

Key findings are:

  • Buying from mini supermarkets has increased from 35% to 43% and supermarket home delivery has increased from 10% to 17%
  • There have been increasing levels of recognition of the FHRS stickers since they were introduced in 2010, from 34% in 2012, to 68% in 2014, 83% in 2016 and 87% in 2018
  • In Wave 5, 47% of respondents reported that they had experienced food poisoning at some time in their lives, an increase from between 40% and 41% in 2012 and 2014 and 44% in 2016

Fieldwork for wave five was conducted between June and November 2018 and consisted of 2,241 interviews with a representative sample of adults (16 and over) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.