Primary preferences analysis of consumers in Constanta regarding their attitude to consume foods with health benefits

Authors:
Mihaela Constandache, Veronica Popovici, Ramona-Nicoleta Bundă

Volume 16, Issue 3;
Pages: 351-355;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former: ISSN:1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online):2068 – 9551
Abstract:
Expansion opportunity of functional foods on market is positive and consumer interest relatively high. This study attempted to identify the importance for consumer purchase and consumption of functional foods, but also identify their attitudes about the need for scientific justification and communication of health benefits for functional food. Research results have shown that consumers are beginning to attach greater importance to healthy eating, 32.99% of respondents believing that this criterion is of great importance in their consumption habits. Most consumers have considered it very important to permit health claims for functional foods by authorized agencies (74.29%), the need for scientific support of health benefits (64.94%) and their communication to the public (89.35%).
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