Poultry and fisheries sectors foresee that consumers of red meat (such as beef, pork and goat) and processed meat (sausages) change their eating habits influenced by the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) which indicates that these products can have carcinogenic effects.
According to Jazmin Galarza, commercial manager of Fernandez Corporation, they expect a reduction of 10% in consumption and, at the same time, a migration to white meats.
She explains that in recent years there have a been a progressive increse in the demand of chicken and turkey. Galarza indicates that in the case of meat it should be always considered the quality and reports that next year a project of industrial livestock will begin. At that time, she says, they will be responsible for informing consumers of the benefits of beef.
Isabella Campolo, manager of the Boutique de la Carne, believes that by the impact of this information, consumers may prefer not to buy meat and move to eat more chicken, fish and shrimp. However, she believes that with the pass of time customers will resume their habits.