Almost three out of four people are prepared to take a chance with food safety when eating out, according to a survey of more than 2,000 people carried out for the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
More than quarter of those surveyed (26%) said they are prepared to take bigger risks when eating out on holiday, more than one in seven (15%) take a gamble with food at sporting and music events, and 28% said they are most likely to take a chance with food following an evening out. Just 25% said they would never take a chance with their food.
Sarah Appleby, head of local authority enforcement at the FSA, said: "Through our Play it Safe campaign, we’re celebrating the food on offer in the UK and encouraging people not to take a chance and risk spoiling a great day or evening out during the Games."
The FSA is running the Play it Safe campaign to ensure that all food bought, cooked and eaten this summer is safe.