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

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

Key findings include:

  • The most common food groups that most people reported having an adverse reaction to were cows’ milk and cows’ milk products (21% respondents), cereals containing gluten (16%) and fruit (15%)
  • Almost all respondents shopped for food in large supermarkets (94%)
  • In Wales, 80% of respondents lived in households with high food security, 10% in households classified as marginally food secure and 10% reported living in household with low or very low food security
  • Most respondents (94%) reported having seen the sticker belonging to the Food Hygiene Rating for Food Businesses (FHRS) scheme
  • Less than half of respondents (46%) said that they always used different chopping boards for different foods

Food and You is an official statistic that has been running on a biennial basis since 2010. It provides key data on the public’s self-reported knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in relation to food safety and food related issues. The FSA uses the information to inform policies and its work with consumers.

The Wales report includes findings based on 536 interviews from a representative sample of adults aged 16 and over in Wales. It sits alongside the combined report published on 25 April 2019.