Frequency of checking "use by" and "best before" dates on food labels in the UK 2015

The statistic shows the frequency of looking at "use by" and "best before" dates on food labels in the United Kingdom as of 2015. During the interviews, 59 percent of respondents said that they check them when shopping or preparing meals and only 3 percent of respondents claimed to never look at them.

How often, if at all, do you look at "use by" or "best before" dates on food labels when shopping and preparing meals?*

Share of respondents
Always59%
Often21%
Sometimes11%
Rarely5%
Never3%
Don´t know1%
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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

* Multiple answers possible

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