Pork products at Woolworths, Kingaroy, show country of origin information.
Pork products at Woolworths, Kingaroy, show country of origin information. Contributed

How to support Aussie farmers at the checkout

KEEN to support Australian farmers?

You might want to take a closer look at country of origin labels on your food.

In a Facebook post, the Kingaroy BaconFest committee drew attention to the importance of reading the fine print before buying pork products.

"How to tell if your bacon or processed pork is Australian. Look for the scale of Australian product," the post read.

Using two examples from Kingaroy Woolworths, the BaconFest committee pointed out that while a product may be made in Australia, it does not necessarily use Australian ingredients.

"These two examples from Woolworths in Kingaroy. Both from the same brand," the post read.

"One is Australian pork - says that it is 98 per cent Aussie product.

"The other is based on imported pork - listed as less than 10 per cent Aussie products. The second is definitely imported pork product based."

According to the post, it is easy to tell if fresh products are Australian, as all fresh pork products on the shelves is 100 per cent Australian.

"At the deli always look for the products with the highest percentage of Australian product. If you have to choose between 10 per cent or 25 per cent Aussie product always go higher!" the post read.

"Even that additional 15 per cent makes a difference to our Australian pig farmers!"

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