The risks of eating out

Brits are prepared to take more risks when eating out, especially on holiday, at sporting and music events, and especially following an evening out.

With the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games providing a host of opportunities to eat out in London and across the country, the Agency is reminding everyone to protect their health by doing what they can to ensure they eat out safely.

More than quarter of the 2,000 people surveyed by the  (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.

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