Wednesday, October 13, 2021

British don't trust imported food

Only 25 per cent of consumers in the United Kingdom trust food imported from the United States, and from China it’s worse – only 11 per cent trust food from there.

About 84 per cent of the British trust food produced in the United Kingdom.

According to the results, Ireland and New Zealand maintain the highest levels of trust amongst British consumers, followed by Sweden, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands. 

Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and Canada, lagged several of the major European Union food-producing countries.

One of their concerns about imports is chicken from the United States that has been chlorinated.. 

One of the main reasons behind the public’s confidence in British food is an implicit trust in the systems of regulation and assurance that exist in the United Kingdom, the report found. 

Forty-eight per cent said high standards and regulations are why they trust food in the United Kingdom.