Reasons why expiry date of food products in the Netherlands was missed 2015

This survey shows the answers to the following survey question: ''Why did you miss the expiry date?'' During the surveyed period, approximately 40 percent of the respondents missed the expiry date, because they were too little at home.

Why did you miss the expiry date?*

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Release date

October 2015



Survey time period

September 3, 2015 to September 14, 2015

Number of respondents

178 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was originally phrased by the source as follows: 'Wat is de reden geweest dat de houdbaarheidsdatum verstreken was?'' (English: ''What was the reason why the expiry date was expired?'')

Concerning respondents who threw away food or drinks in the past two days due to the expiry date.

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