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Food Hygiene Rating Scheme – Biannual Consumer Attitudes Tracker (Wave 1)


<p>This piece of work consisted of face to face interviews with a representative sample of 1,971 respondents (aged 16 and over). Respondents were selected using a random location sampling method across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p>

<p>The questions primarily focus on the following key areas;</p>



<li>Awareness of the scheme; the proportion of respondents who report being aware of the FHRS</li>
<li>Recognition of the scheme; the proportion of respondents who recognize the FHRS sticker, or who had seen a food business displaying one in the past year</li>
<li>Usage of the scheme; the proportion of respondents who report using the scheme to base their decision on where to eat out or purchase food from</li>
<li>Views on the scheme; an example being the proportion of respondents who believe food businesses should be legally required to display their rating</li>


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<p>The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) is a partnership scheme between local authorities and the FSA which aims to provide consumers with information on the hygiene standards of places they choose to eat out at or purchase food from.</p>

<p>The FSA previously commissioned a biannual public attitudes tracker survey to monitor key areas of concern for consumers in relation to food. In 2010, a number of questions were added regarding awareness and usage of the FHRS. In 2014, the FSA decided to explore the FHRS and consumers in more detail, and commissioned a bespoke consumer attitudes tracker survey to specifically monitor consumer awareness, attitudes towards and usage of the scheme.<p>

TNS Global, London
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