Cooper further added “I think what the Australian pork industry are trying to do is change a story about a proactive move that customers support around sow stalls to another debate that frankly we don’t think is relevant. We’ve done everything we can to make sure our move here isn’t disadvantaging local pork growers.”
However, Spencer from APL opposed this by stating: “Ham and bacon comes from pigs as well as fresh pork. We’re saying don’t be hypocrites, be honest with your consumers. Apply the same standards to all of the pigs that supply Coles pork products,” he said.