In this study, an attempt was made to determine the relationship between demographic features of consumers and determinants of risk perceived in connection with chemical hazards to meat products. The research was carried out based on a representative group of inhabitants of Olsztyn, and using a technique of quota sample. It was found that from among the demographic variables, the age was a factor to differentiate components of the risk perceived. Two groups of consumers were selected; they varied in knowledge, awareness, fears of chemical compounds to occur in meat products, and in opinions about controlling them.
risk perception, consumer, meat and meat products