Product usage in absence of a "best before" label in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

The statistic shows how respondents to a survey in the UK would react to the absence of "best before" labelling on a package of spaghetti, if they could not remember when they bought it. The total share of respondents who would use it anyway adds up to 68 percent. However, 28 percent of respondents said they would throw it away.

If you found a package of spaghetti in your kitchen with no "best before" date on the label and you could not remember when you bought it, what would you do?*

Share of respondents
Total "would use it"68%
You would use it anyway44%
You would throw it away28%
You would use it only if the packaging is not damaged and the product looks all right24%
Don´t know3%
You never look at dates1%
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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: "If you found a package of spaghetti in your kitchen cupboard with no "best before" date indicated on the label and you could not remember when you bought it, what would you do?"

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