Consumers, Ingredients, Horse Meat Scandal, Europe
Time and again, most consumers purchase items from the shops including groceries and other food products without considering the ingredients that make up the food product or the grocery. However, recent findings and scandals regarding ready-made food and grocery, most notably, the horse-meat scandal that shocked people in Europe, have significantly changed consumers shopping habits.
This study attempts to show that, most consumers today, are interested in the ingredients that make up the groceries or food that they purchase off-the-shelf in restaurants, malls and supermarkets. Additionally, this paper will also attempt to indicate that, the trust that consumer's had in ready-made food and groceries, especially, processed meat products have significantly declined and that most consumers were buy less processed meat products and groceries.
[...] Are the consumers nowadays are interested in the ingredients when purchasing random grocery 2. What responsibility is played by the role of food regulators, health practitioners, and nutritionists in ensuring the safety of food products and groceries purchased by consumers? 3. Do consumers have either moral or legal right to access information regarding the ingredients of random groceries and food they purchase? 4. Have the recent food scandals, specifically the horse meat scandal, in any way altered the consumers' interest in the ingredients of the food and groceries that they randomly purchase? [...]
[...] In this regard, this study has managed to affirm the hypotheses that; the consumers of today are very much interested in the ingredients that make up the grocery or food that they purchase off-the- shelf and that the consumers have the right, either legal or moral, to be accorded access to the ingredients that make up food products or groceries that they purchase off-the-shelf or in restaurants. References Adams, M. (2007). How food manufacturers trick consumers with deceptive ingredients lists. [...]
[...] Therefore, most consumers feel that they are not fully confident in the food that they are purchasing. Additionally, most respondents in answering the questions of whether they were entitled to know the ingredients of the random groceries they purchase, most respondents believed that it was their right to be accorded that information. This was consistent with the assertions made by MacDonald(2012) that consumers have the right, moral right, to be accorded the information regarding the ingredients in the grocery that they randomly purchase and consume. [...]
[...] What to Eat, How to Shop. Mothers for Natural Law. Retrieved March from http://www.safe-food.org/- consumer/shop.html Tan, D. (2013). Lessons for Asia fromthe Horse Meat Scandal. Asian Scientist. [...]
[...] Since the book, Fast Food Nation, many things have changed in as far eating and food/grocery shopping habits of people in Europe are concerned. People depended more on fast food for their meals, be it lunch or dinner, this habit has also since been transferred to the grocery store(Schlosser, 2012). It has also been very much engineered by major food manufacturers in the world, who consider it a way of competing with fast-food chains. As a result, grocery and food manufacturing firms have devised formulas to extensively manufacture easy-to-prepare meals products and groceries so as to counter what fast-food restaurants and joint are producing. [...]
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