In July 2017, REFRESH reached out to consumers in its four pilot countries (The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Hungary) to complete a survey on food and drink products. The purpose of the research is to investigate different contents and formats of on-pack information and their effect on consumer understanding and food waste behaviours in these four EU member states. The results of the survey will be disseminated towards the end of 2017.
For a period of three weeks in July 2017, REFRESH invited responses to a consumer survey. 3,694 persons completed the survey. The survey is focused on the four REFRESH pilot countries: The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Hungary.
The task scope was to “examine different contents and formats of on-pack guidance information and its effect on consumer understanding and food waste behaviours” meaning that date labels, refrigerator guidance, freezing and portioning advice would all be in scope. Food types on which to test the on-pack information are based primarily on the REFRESH outputs identifying the top 80 foodstuffs in EU28, cross-referenced with WRAP’s evidence on the volume and reasons for waste for each food type in the UK.
We invite you to check back towards the end of 2017 to see the results of the survey.