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    • Apoorwoman
    • By Apoorwoman 8th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    Cooking instructions on packaging
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
    Cooking instructions on packaging 8th Oct 16 at 11:16 PM
    No, this is not a complaint. I have just cooked a Betty Smith's Half Crispy Duck in Orange Sauce I would just like to say what a joy it is to have cooking instructions etc., that are so easy to read. I have been saying for years how thoughtless it is that most suppliers put the cooking instructions in something like four point and often white out of grey on a tiny corner of the packet when they had so much space available. Now, in my old age, I have developed AMD and am really struggling, so this was a joy. A good A4 package with clear cooking and nutritional info and the meal was delicious.

    My one worry is that on looking for their contact details (to thank them) I noticed that this duck is sourced from China, which seriously concerns me regarding welfare regulations
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    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 9th Oct 16, 8:45 AM
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    I absolutely agree. Not only do you need 20/20 vision but a microscope as well. The pakagers must be complete idiots.

    BTW Peking duck is fine.
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    • Manxman in exile
    • By Manxman in exile 9th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
    I also agree!


    What also annoys me is that some ready meals from the same retailer have either (a) clearly legible cooking instructions showing a microwave symbol plus wattage plus cooking time (which is easy to read) or (b) unclear and illegible instructions hidden on the back of the packet which are impossible to read.


    As it's the same supermarket why don't they specify to all suppliers how cooking instructions must be displayed?
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 9th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    My one worry is that on looking for their contact details (to thank them) I noticed that this duck is sourced from China, which seriously concerns me regarding welfare regulations
    Originally posted by Apoorwoman
    Were you aware that China's duck industry is the largest in the world by a considerable margin - accounting for at least two thirds of the world's entire commercial production - and possibly much more if you include domestic ducks?

    So its quite likely that a lot of bought duck comes from China, even here.
    • Apoorwoman
    • By Apoorwoman 9th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
    Were you aware that China's duck industry is the largest in the world by a considerable margin - accounting for at least two thirds of the world's entire commercial production - and possibly much more if you include domestic ducks?

    So its quite likely that a lot of bought duck comes from China, even here.
    Originally posted by pogofish
    So yet another meal I can cross off then. Though I normally buy Chessingham duck - which I presume has British welfare standards?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 9th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
    One of my particular favourites is the dark mustard coloured font on a dark brown part of the packaging, which is printed a bit blurry.

    Sometimes you get all the fun of the 10 minute "Instructions Hunting Game". It's like an organised pre-feed activity ... all for free.
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