Story: Agricultural processing industries

Meat inspectors

Meat inspectors

Meat inspectors, employed by the government to inspect carcasses and offal for quality, disease and contamination, have always worn white. This marked them out from freezing workers who, until the late 20th century, traditionally wore black singlets.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Freezing works, 1880s to the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010