The Food Standards Agency (FSA) have now published the “Consumer Insights Tracker Bulletin” covering the period from 11th-15th November 2022.
The Consumer Insights tracker provides up-to-date findings each month on consumer behaviour and attitudes in relation to the following topics:
- Food insecurity (including food affordability)
- Food availability
- Consumer concerns in relation to food
- Confidence in the food supply chain and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) as a regulator
Some of the key findings in this latest report were:
- 11% of participants reported that they had used a food bank or food charity at least once in the last month.
- 23% of participants reported that they had skipped a meal or cut down the size of their meals because they did not have enough money to buy food in the last month.
- 13% of participants turned off a fridge and/or freezer containing food
- 21% of participants changed the settings on their fridge and/or freezer so that food is kept at a warmer temperature
- 23% of participants lowered the cooking temperature for food
- 23% of participants reduced the length of time that food is cooked for
You can access the full report here