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Oranges, boneless meat quality praised



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No. 1171

FOR PRESS '

o r a n g e s , b o n e l e s s m e a t q u a l i t y p r a i s e d

(Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr. J. McEwen)

Recent consignments of Australian oranges and

boneless meat to Northern Europe markets had been received

enthusiastically, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for

Trade and Industry, Mr. J. McEwen, said today.

The oranges, a consignment of 8,800 cases of the

Valencia variety, were the first shipped directly from Australia

to Denmark.

The meat, 500 tons of boneless meat mostly precut

to Swedish requirements and consumer packed, was the largest ' ' /

shipment of·its type ever made to Sweden.

Mr. McEwen said Copenhagen importers and consumers

had praised the quality and packaging of the oranges.

Danish importers were now interested in developing

a quality market for up to 50,000 cases of Australian oranges ^

each year in the September/October period.

' The consignment was regarded as highly successful,

Mr. McEwen said. .

The boneless beef shipment to Sweden earlier this

month would be followed by regular shipments. The December

shipment would total 600 tons. ' ‘

Experts from all sections of the trade had praised

the quality of the Australian meat, its preparation and packag­

ing. Retail stores had begun selling the meat this week.

Canberra, A.C.T.

December 8, 1964.

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