Horse meat scandal: effect on eating habits in France 2013

This statistic illustrates the changes in the consumption habits of the French following the horse meat scandal found in dishes prepared in 2013. A quarter of respondents said they no longer consume cooked dishes based on beef.

Since the horse meat scandal, have you changed some of your eating habits? *

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Release date

March 2013



Survey time period

February 28 to March 1, 2013

Number of respondents

1,013 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was formulated by the source as follows:
"Depuis cette affaire avez-vous changé certaines de vos habitudes de consommation ?
- Vous ne consommez plus de plats cuisinés à base de viande de bœuf
- Vous ne consommez plus de plats cuisinés à base de viande
- Vous ne consommez plus de viande du tout »

The missing percentage points up to one hundred correspond to the "Prefer not to answer" responses.

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