Food and You 2 Wave 2 report published

29 Jul 2021 12:09 PM

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the latest findings of the Food and You 2 survey.

This flagship survey measures self-reported knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to food safety and other food issues amongst adults in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  

Wave 2 key findings 

Confidence in food safety, authenticity, and the supply chain  

Concerns about food   

Food security   

Eating out and takeaways  

Food allergy, intolerance, and other hypersensitivities   

Eating at home  

Emily Miles, Chief Executive at the FSA said: 

“The Food and You 2 Wave 2 report is a valuable source of information for those involved in the food system. It’s one of the ways we can ensure that consumers’ perspectives on the food they eat are heard. 

“When prompted, respondents told us they were most concerned about the amount of sugar in food, food waste and animal welfare. Hypersensitive and allergic consumers are telling us that they are not confident in the allergen information provided by online food providers (including food sharing apps and Facebook Marketplace). This remains an area of concern for the Food Standards Agency as a regulator and one we are working with industry to address.”

About the report 

Fieldwork for Food and You 2: Wave 2 was conducted between 20 November 2020 and 21 January 2021. A total of 5,900 adults from 3,955 households across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland took part. 

Read the research 

The full Wave 2 report is available in the research section of our website (Opens in a new window)