Using 'may contain' labelling to inform food choice: a qualitative study of nut allergic consumers

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p734
Academic Journal
The article present a research paper which is prepared to understand how peanut and nut allergic adults interpret may contain labelling and how they use this information when purchasing food. It mentions that qualitative methods and semi-structured interview were used to explore the interpretation of the labelling and how this influenced food choice decisions. It concludes that the labelling is interpreted in the light of judgements about the product, producer and previous personal experience.


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