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Pork company defends use of imported ham

by 5m Editor
10 December 2007, at 9:53am

AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited is calling on Australia's biggest producer of Christmas hams to withdraw one of its products from the market.

APL is angry at KR Castlemaine for marketing a processed ham, which combines the meat from a Canadian pig, with the bone of an Australian pig.

KR Castlemaine's chief executive Mike Adams says the product is not misleadingly labelled, and the company is not breaking the law.

"I think that the product does not look like your traditional bone-in ham", he says. "It's manufactured, it's quite easily labelled on the product, and doesn't look like your normal product. It doesn't look like your normal Christmas ham, it's quite different, both in its colour and shape."

Australian Pork Limited's Andrew Spencer says while the company might not be breaking the law, the ham should be taken off the shelves.

Source: ABCRural

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