Primo faces court over allegations of meat substitution

Posted by Isobel Drake on 2nd February 2009

Primo Smallgoods, Australia’s largest smallgoods manufacturer, has appeared in a Sydney court today to defend itself against claims of mislabelling.

The NSW Food Authority has sought to prosecute the company for allegedly labelling products which had imported contents, as 100 per cent Australian. They are appearing before the Downing Centre Court after a six-month investigation by the NSW Food Authority and could potentially face a bill of over $1 million if found guilty.

The company, which is completing a new $70 million factory in Queensland and remains in the race for Hans Smallgoods, has repeatedly suggested they are innocent and will fight the 145 charges.