Story: Food and beverage manufacturing

Canning vegetables

Canning vegetables

Workers at a factory fill tins with mixed vegetables by hand in 1954. Canning of vegetables declined from the 1960s as more households purchased deep freezers. Mixed vegetables sold frozen in plastic bags became more popular.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-034458; F/A35,474
Photograph by E. Woollett

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Canning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/22985/canning-vegetables (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Sarah Wilcox, published 11 Mar 2010