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Survey: meat remains one of the main food products in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU90% of Latvian residents aged 20-74 regularly eat meat. For 80% of them, meat is one of the main everyday food products, BNN was informed by meat processing company Forevers.

The survey analysed data on buyers who buy meat products like sausages, smoked meat and pates. This group includes approximately 90% of Latvia’s residents.

38% of them reveal that meat products are a major part of their menu. 42% of respondents admit eating mead products often. Another 17% of respondents note that they try to limit consumption of meat products and focus more on other products. 4% of respondents said they only eat meat on special occasions. «The general trend shows that meat products are a regular addition to their diet,» BNN was informed by the company’s representatives.

Results of the survey show that buyers give preference to smoked meat when it comes to prepared meat products. Smoked meat products are some of the most popular ones in Latvia.

«Buyers’ choice is influenced by traditions and eating habits, as well as the climate we live in. When asked which criteria they employ to pick meat products, respondents mentioned quality, positive experience, affordable price and discounts. When asked to describe what they consider quality characteristics, respondents mentioned the amount of meat in the product and positive taste. It should be added that Latvian buyers are demanding and rational in their decisions. Our goal as producer is to meet their expectations,» says Forevers board member Andrejs Zdans.

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