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Australia’s Coon cheese to change name in effort to help ‘eliminate racism’ – The Guardian

Company has previously resisted calls to change branding, saying it was named after American cheesemaker Edward William Coon



The Australian cheese brand Coon will change its name to help eliminate racism following a campaign stating the product name was offensive to Indigenous Australians.
Fridays announcement by Saputo, the dairy company that owns Coon, to retire the Coon brand name, comes after a decades-long effort to rename the cheese, including an unsuccessful 1999 complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission from Indigenous activist Dr Stephen Hagan.
Hagan told the Guardian on Friday the decision was a …

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