Story: Food and beverage manufacturing

Corned beef label

Corned beef label

Tinned meat such as this corned beef produced by the Christchurch Meat Company only made up a minor component of New Zealanders’ meat intake. This label dates from the early 1900s. Meat canning was in operation prior to 1900 – much of it destined for export.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-MEAT-1900s-04

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Canning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Sarah Wilcox, published 11 Mar 2010