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Europeans Worry About Chemical Contamination Of Food, But Are Confident In National Info Sources

November 17, 2010: 09:01 PM EST

Europeans concerned about possible food-related health risks are more worried about chemical contamination than bacterial contamination of food or about health and nutrition issues, a Eurobarometer poll commissioned by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found. Most Europeans are confident that national and European food safety agencies are providing good information on potential food risks. The poll also found that Europeans focus on the enjoyment of tasty food with friends and family rather than on concerns like affordability. Fewer respondents were concerned about the safety of food (37 percent) or nutritional issues such as checking calories and nutrients (23 percent). And, EU citizens ranked the economic crisis (20 percent) and environmental pollution (18 percent) as very likely to affect their lives but only 11 percent perceived a risk to their health from food.

"New research results on EU consumers' perceptions of food-related risks", News release, EFSA, November 17, 2010, © EFSA
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