North Americans would choose beef and seafood instead of poultry
A survey conducted recently in the US and Canada showed that
consumers deciding not to eat poultry because of fears about bird flu would eat
seafood or beef instead.
The survey reveals that North Americans have a very limited understanding of
how bird flu is contracted. Also, in spite of the fact that 90% of people
surveyed in the US and 95% in Canada were aware of bird flu, most are not aware
of the safety measures taken by food services and restaurant industries to
protect consumers from the virus.
The survey found that in the US 54% of consumers who would choose to eat less
poultry (or none at all) would choose instead to eat beef and seafood, with
equal preference for both. In Canada, the preferred poultry alternative was beef
(65% of respondents), followed in 58% of cases by seafood. Seafood rated much
higher than pork or other meats, as well as soy
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