The latest FSA Consumer Survey found a growing number of people are taking food safety risks because of money pressures and rising energy costs. Some examples of these safety risks include:
- 32% of participants reported that they had eaten food past its use-by date, at least once in the past month, because they couldn’t afford to buy more food.
- 18% of participants turned off a fridge and/or freezer containing food, at least once in the last month, to reduce energy bills and save money.
The FSA are launching a campaign to provide consumers with advice on how to make food go further, without compromising on safety.