Monday, June 12, 2017

Canadians eat record amount of chicken

Canadians ate more than 1.1 billion kilograms of chicken last year, shattering previous records.

The average Canadian ate 32.5 kilograms of chicken last year.

Part of the reason was a four per cent increase in production as the national supply-management agency resisted caution urged by processors and decided the market was ready for more chicken.

The national agency, Chicken Farmers of Canada, launched “Raised by a Canadian farmer” advertising and logo. 

It also persuaded the federal government to crack down on broiler-chicken imports posing as spent fowl (retired skinny laying hens).