The Food and Drink Federation has welcomed evidence from the Food Standards Agency annual consumer survey showing food safety messages are getting through to shoppers. FDF deputy director general Martin Paterson said: "It is good news that messages on food safety put out by the FSA and the food industry are making an impact. "However, there is still more work to be done and the FDF will continue to raise awareness of these issues, especially during its National Food Safety Week from June 10-16." The survey revealed consumers' understanding of labelling terms such as "use by" and "best before" had increased. Nearly half of those surveyed knew they should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day ­ significantly higher than the year before. However, 43% of consumers still did not understand what "80% fat free" meant and two thirds could not correctly pick the main ingredient on a sample food label. {{NEWS }}