Meat labels: Consumer attitude and meat consumption pattern
This paper addressed consumers’ attitude towards food labels and the influence of different aspects of meat labels on beef, poultry and seafood consumption using data from a national survey in the USA. Approximately 70% of the respondents reported that food labels helped in the purchases of beef and other meat products. While 50% thought that the present level of information on meat labels was about right, about 30% thought that it was insufficient. Similarly, 80, 81, 60, and 80% of the respondents thought that it was very important that meat labels contain information regarding nutrition, ingredients, health claim, and production process respectively. Those respondents who thought that nutrition and ingredient information on food labels were very important also thought that meat labels helped them select beef and other meat products. Consumer preferences for nutrition and ingredient information on food labels were positively related with meat consumption frequency.
Agribusiness, Education, and Communication
Attitude, Health claims, Ingredients, Label, Meat consumption, Nutrition
Rimal, Arbindra. "Meat labels: consumer attitude and meat consumption pattern." International Journal of Consumer Studies 29, no. 1 (2005): 47-54.
International Journal of Consumer Studies