Food Safety

Study Reveals Impact of Rising Food Prices on Canadians' Food Safety Practices 

HALIFAX, April 24, 2024 — Food safety is crucial for all Canadians and the broader food industry. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency estimates that each year, more than 4 million Canadians are affected by foodborne illnesses. With the rise in food prices, there are concerns that some Canadians might be compromising their health by consuming potentially unsafe foods simply because they cannot afford to waste any food. In collaboration with Caddle, Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab conducted a study to explore how Canadians are managing food safety risks at home amidst escalating food costs. The study surveyed 9,109 Canadians throughout April 2024. 

Media contact:

Sylvain Charlebois, Scientific Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab
Dalhousie University
902-222-4142 (cell)

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