Food hygiene top priority for consumers

Commercial kitchenFood hygiene is the top priority for consumers when eating out, according to a new study by Checkit.net. The survey found that of the 1,000 respondents questioned, 75% wouldn’t risk eating somewhere involved in a food hygiene incident even if it were recommended by someone they trusted.

Almost two thirds (61%) of people would avoid an establishment with a Food Standards Agency hygiene rating of two or less, whilst 66% cited unclean premises as the first or second most influential reason for not making a return visit to a venue. Only 16% said poor customer service had as much of an influence.

The study highlights a growing level of awareness of the importance of strict guidelines around food safety and hygiene. Destiny Foods was this year awarded a British Retail Consortium (BRC) Issue 7 certification, demonstrating its dedication to outstanding manufacturing processes which deliver safe, legal, and high quality products.