Administrative Publication No. (AP-032) 44 pp

September 2008

Canned Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in the United States: A Report to the United States Congress

In response to Senate Report 110-134, accompanying S. 1859, the 2008 the Agriculture Appropriations Bill, ERS researchers published a report about consumer perceptions and consumption of canned fruits and vegetables using USDA's food consumption survey data, Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey data, and the ERS Food Availability Data System. If current trends prevail, total fruit and vegetable availability will continue to increase but canned fruits and vegetables will account for a declining share of that total. However, there are several divergent and offsetting forces that make it difficult to predict the future demand for canned produce.

Keywords: Canned, consumption, fruit, food availability, food intake, food loss, vegetable

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Last updated: Friday, September 12, 2008

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