Most consumers understand the issues around foot and mouth disease but many are not entirely convinced about the lack of risk to food safety. An IGD survey of 1,000 consumers revealed 86% believed they had a "good to very good understanding" of foot and mouth disease. But only 52% agreed the disease had no impact on the safety of food; respondents had the most confidence in milk and the least in value added products such as pies and ready meals. A majority said they did not fully understand the issues surrounding vaccination, but 51% supported a programme and 23% were against it. A majority said they would be likely to eat products from vaccinated animals. {{NEWS }}