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Indigenous people ‘should have been’ consulted on new Coon cheese name – The Age

Stephen Hagan, who campaigned for 21 years to have Coon cheese renamed, is glad it’s changed, but would have liked to have been consulted.



Dr Hagan is pursuing legal damages of $2.1 million for what he says has been 21 years of corporations undermining his claims that the cheese brand was not named after American cheesemaker Edward William Coon.
Dr Hagan argues that Coon cheese instead started in Australia with Krafts Red Coon cheese in 1931, which used a different method to Mr Coons. Mr Coon patented a fast ripening process using high temperature and humidity that didn’t kill all bacteria. Kraft’s pasteurisation process killed all…

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