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2022 Eurobarometer on Food Safety in the EU

This Special Eurobarometer, commissioned by EFSA, examines Europeans’ perceptions of and attitudes towards food safety and provides insights in terms of:

  • Europeans’ interest in food safety-related topics and factors affecting food-related decisions;
  • Awareness of and main concerns about food safety topics, as well as attitudes towards healthy diets and food-related risks;
  • Main information channels on food-related risks;
  • Levels of trust in different actors from farm to fork;
  • Awareness of different aspects of the EU food safety system;
  • Behaviour in the area of food safety, using an example of a foodborne disease outbreak.

This survey builds upon previous Special Eurobarometer surveys conducted in 2010 and 2019. In the 2022 Eurobarometer Report, comparisons with the results of the 2019 survey are reported when relevant.

The 2022 Special Eurobarometer Survey on Food Safety was carried out by the Kantar network in the 27 EU Member States between 21 March and 20 April 2022. A total of 26,509 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed face-to-face at home in their mother tongue. In countries where using only face-to-face interviewing was not feasible due to the impact of COVID-19, online interviews were also used to supplement face-to-face ones.

The methodology used is that of the Standard Eurobarometer surveys carried out by the Directorate-General for Communication. It is the same for all countries and territories covered in the survey.

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