Hard on the heels of being reminded how bug-laden pork laid low some 63 guests on an Auckland marae with gastro-enteritis in 1997, Alf is being assured by the pork industry about the safety of their product.
But the assurance had nothing to do with hangis or kai or marae cooking practices.
NZPork is eager (understandably) to dispel concerns raised by the heavy media attention being paid to the new strain of H1N1 influenza virus, called swine flu
This afternoon it has declared it is carefully monitoring the situation.
More important for those who like to hog into pig meat, it emphasised that Pork is safe to eat
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