Canadian experience with meat shortages due to coronavirus 2020

Since social distancing took effect in mid-March of 2020, some 36 percent of survey respondents in Canada reported experiencing beef product shortages in supermarkets. Another 36 percent also reported the same for chicken products.

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Shoppers who had issues buying meat products due to the coronavirus pandemic in Canada in 2020, by category*

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2020

Number of respondents

647 respondents

Supplementary notes

*Original survey question was: "Since social distancing took effect in mid-march, have you experienced any out-of-stocks or issues with product availability of any of the following meat products? Please choose all that apply."
Source did not provide the exact date of survey.

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