1 in 5 sausages tested across Canada contained different meat than labelled: study

A federally funded study has found that 20 per cent of sausages sampled from grocery stores across Canada contained meats that weren’t shown on the label.

The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Guelph and commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

“About one in five of the sausages we tested had some off-label ingredients in them, which is alarming,” said Robert Hanner, lead author of the study and an associate professor at the University of Guelph.

In the study, seven of the 27 beef sausages examined contained pork and five of the 15 turkey sausages did not contain turkey at all, but were entirely chicken.

More than one per cent of undeclared ingredients indicates intentional food fraud according to Hanner.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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