MEAT, POULTRY AND GAME PRODUCTS AND DISHES
The Meat, poultry and games products and dishes food group includes beef, sheep, pork, poultry, sausages, processed meat (e.g. salami) and mixed dishes where meat or poultry is the major component e.g. casseroles, curried sausages and chicken stir-fry.
Around seven out of ten people consumed a food from the Meat, poultry and game products and dishes group on the day prior to interview, providing 14% of total energy intakes see Table 7.1. Males were slightly more likely than females to consume from this group (72% and 66% respectively) see Table 4.1. Chicken was the most commonly consumed meat within this category with 17% eating a piece of chicken with another 14% eating chicken as part of mixed dish. Beef (without other ingredients) was consumed by 12%, with a further 9% eating beef as part of a mixed dish. Processed meat was consumed by 22% of the population, with ham the most popular processed meat being consumed by 12% of people. Sausages were consumed by 7% of the population, while lamb and bacon were each consumed by 5% of people see Table 4.1.