October 15, 2018

The Egg producers of Quebec are considering increasing the content of vitamin-D in eggs. Vitamin-D plays an important role in maintaining our health and recent reports from Health Canada suggests nearly one third of the Canadian population are lacking vitamin-D. The lack of vitamin-D is especially common in winter, when the sun strength is insufficient for the body to generate this vitamin. Increasing the content of vitamin-D in eggs, a widely consumed product, could help consumers reach their vitamin-D needs. Scientific research has shown that the content of vitamin D in eggs can be increased from 30 UI to 150 UI by supplementing the hen’s diet without causing any adverse effects to the animal’s health.

This solution seems ideal from a public health perspective. However, consumer perceptions when altering a natural product such as egg might not be as expected. Therefore, consid...

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