The RSPCA is calling on consumer to ask about the credentials of the food served in restaurants. It follows an RSPCA Freedom Food survey that suggests two thirds of restaurant goers want more information about the food they are eating. However, a quarter of those polled for the RSPCA's Freedom Food labelling scheme said they would be too embarrassed to ask their waiter about the welfare standards of farms that supplied the meat, fish, eggs, poultry and dairy ingredients. The poll, which found 63% of respondents thought restaurants, pubs and cafes should offer the information, also revealed the 18 to 24 age group was the most reticent, with almost half saying they would be too embarrassed to ask. To overcome the problem, the RSPCA has launched postcards that shy diners can leave behind at the end of their meal asking restaurants to sign up to the Simply Ask campaign, encouraging customers to query the origins of their food.