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Evaluation of 'Provision of Allergen Information for Non Pre-Packed Foods' Guidance

Institutions
Jigsaw Research
Start date
2010
End date
2010
Objective

This research was commissioned to assess the awareness and uptake of the full guidance, and gauge its impact on businesses. As mentioned above, the full guidance was accompanied by a leaflet and a poster, and research also examined the impact of these supporting materials amongst the target audience.

Specifically, the research objectives were to:

  • Assess the level of awareness of the full guidance and supporting materials.
  • Explore the uptake of the guidance and supporting materials and the extent to which it has led to businesses changing their practices.
  • Assess the usefulness of the full guidance and supporting materials.
  • Assess whether these materials would be sufficient guidance for businesses if a statutory requirement to provide allergen information was introduced.

The project consisted of both qualitative and quantitative research. For the qualitative stage, a total of 16 in-depth interviews were conducted with various caterers and retailers, some training bodies and Environmental Health and Trading Standards Officers (EHO’s and TSO’s). For the quantitative stage, a total of 374 semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with caterers and EHO’s and TSO’s.

Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project source
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Project number
T07063
Categories
Food Allergens