As many as 15% of all British consumers choose to keep red meat out of their diets for health reasons, while 13% do so for lifestyle reasons, according to research; 8% avoid dairy products because of allergies and intolerance

LOS ANGELES , October 17, 2012 () – According to research from Mintel, as many as 15% of all British consumers choose to keep red meat out of their diets for health reasons, while 13% do so for lifestyle reasons, Progressive Grocer reported Oct. 15.

This trend is in line with the robust growth that the U.K. meat-free and free-from foods market has seen, with the market recording a 39% sales increase over the past five years and expecting to reach a total of £949 million in 2012. Thirty-eight percent of consumers have bought vegetarian or meat-free food, while 20% have bought free-from food.

Also, according to Mintel, 8% of consumers avoid dairy products because of allergies and intolerance.

The primary source of this article is Progressive Grocer, Deerfield, Illinois, on Oct. 16, 2012.

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