Original language of petition: English
Canada has a strong food safety program that helps to ensure that foods sold in Canada are safe to eat and that Canadians have the information they need to make healthy food choices. Health Canada bases its dietary guidance on high-quality scientific evidence on the relationships between food, nutrients and health.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and World Cancer Research Fund International have both made evaluations of processed meat. Their reports concluded that the totality of evidence is convincing that the consumption of processed meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer. These reports helped inform the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide, which, in accordance with this high-quality scientific evidence, recommends limiting highly processed foods, including processed meats.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||15|
|Prince Edward Island||11|