Department of Agricultural Economics
to one month ago, willingness-to-pay (WTP) decreased for all food products.
WTP for deli ham saw
largest percent decrease among meat products compared to one month ago.
WTP for all products, except
and beans, reached its lowest point since the beginning of FooDS in May
on food eaten at home decreased 1.42% from October to November and expenditures
away from home decreased 5.84%. Consumers expect a slight decrease in beef
and pork prices and
slight increase in chicken prices compared to one month ago. Consumers
plan to buy less chicken, beef, and
compared to last month. Plans to eat out decreased compared to last month.
& CONCERN TRACKING
E. coli, and Salmonella were the most visible issues in the news over the
past two weeks. Awareness
all items increased relative to last month, except for battery cages. The
largest percent increase in
from October to November was for lean finely textured ground beef followed
by cancer and meat
Salmonella, E. coli, and farm animal welfare ranked as the top three food
safety concerns in
The largest percent increase in concern from October to November was for
cancer and meat
followed by Salmonella. The largest percent decrease in concern from October
to November was
farm animal welfare followed by BSE.
tracks consumer preferences and sentiments on the safety, quality, and
price of food at home and away from home with particular focus on meat
demand. FooDS is a monthly on-line survey with a sample size of at least
1,000 individuals, weighted to match the US population in terms of age,
gender, education and region of residence. See the online
technical document for more details.