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.Information of a reliable character has reached here from Home to the effect that complaints are rife regarding the increasing frequency with which cargoes of froeen meat from New Zealand are delivered in a damaged condition, involving large claims on insurance companies for deterioration. On the Tainui's last voyage upwards of 4,000 carcasses were damaged, and claims amounting to LBOO had been paid on them. The Eaikoura's cargo was also to some extent damaged. The insurance offices have entered into correspondence upon the subject with the Shaw, Savill and-Albion Company and the New Zealand Shipping Company, recommending that the temperature in the freezing chambers should be kept lower than is the rule at present, and that it should: never exceed 20deg. It is also urged that, if possible, some means shouldjjo.adopted to prevent formation of snow in the chambers, as it gets inside the covering of the carcass and 'proves the chief source of damage. The matter is one of much importance to New Zealand stockowners..,

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EXPORTATION OF DAMAGED MEAT., Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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EXPORTATION OF DAMAGED MEAT. Issue 7947, 1 July 1889

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