Response to removing "best before" labelling for non-perishable foods in the UK 2015

The statistic shows the reactions to the possibility in the future of not finding the "best before" dates on non-perishable foods, such as rice, pasta, coffee or tea, in the United Kingdom in 2015. During the interviews, more than half of the respondents (68 percent) said that they do not need this information.

In future, if you no longer found "best before" dates on foods such as rice, pasta, coffee or tea, how would you respond?*

Share of respondents
You do not need this information68%
You would miss this information30%
Don´t know2%
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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 1 to 3, 2015

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* The question in the interviews was originally phrased as follows: "Currently, manufacturers are not required to indicate dates on food labels for certain non-perishable foods, such as salt, sugar and vinegar. These foods can be consumed safely and their quality does not deteriorate over a long peiod of time. In future, if you no longer found "best before" dates on other non-perishable foods, such as rice, pasta, coffee or tea, how would you respond?"

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