Firstly, let’s call it H1N1 for the pigs’ sake. Our politically correct pigs delivered to us from Melanda Park are about to march on parliament house in protest, as they believe they have nothing to do with this ‘hog wash’. And the reality is they don’t.
As of today, the renamed H1N1 virus has not been reported in pigs or humans in Australia. It is now considered to be no more dangerous than the standard strain of the flu virus that does the rounds in humans each year.
You can feel completely safe in purchasing Australian pork. We all understand the concern of governments wishing to protect their constituents, and I agree with the preventative measures we have to take to keep us all safe from epidemics or pandemics for that matter, but the way the media grabbed this issue and scared the bacon out of all of us, was a bit much. I won’t say any more and contribute to the hype, but I can assure you the pork we sell is safe and happier still because it lives outdoors!