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Frequency of checking for the country of origin of food in Great Britain 2003-2017

This statistic shows the frequency of which consumers check for the country of origin of the food they purchase in Great Britain from 2003 to 2017. According to the survey conducted biennially for Bord Bia Irish Food Board, 22 percent of the respondents in 2017 claimed that they always check for the country of origin on their food purchases.

To what extent do you check for country of origin, i.e. what country the food was produced in?

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Release date

July 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2003 to 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* 2017. n(2015) = 1,009; n (2013) = 1029. Number of respondents for the 2003 to 2011 surveys not given.
Surveys conducted biennially. Fieldwork for 2015 conducted between June and July.

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