Animal welfare is concern

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker results have been published with animal welfare coming fourth in the areas of concern listed by he general public.

43% of the public listed animal welfare as a major concern, but the findings also showed that 44% of respondents trustedthat people who produce the food have their best interests at heart and the majority of those questioned (75%) that they trusted the food is accurately labelled and 74% trusted the authenticity of the ingredients.

Salmonella and E-coli were by far the most commonly known types of food poisoning (total awareness of 89% and 82% respectively). Perceived most likely sources of food poisoning were raw chicken or turkey (79%), followed by shellfish (54%), reheated take-away food (47%) and eggs (38%).

 

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Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.