Highlights of this report


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Products compared


Check the added water, fat, sodium and pork content of the 20 products we tested. Read more

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The welfare of pigs


Recent media has highlighted the conditions to which pigs are subjected. Read more

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What's in your bacon and ham?


Stabilisers, phosphates, emulsifiers, mineral salts ... Read more


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Our test of middle bacon and packaged ham found some products were pumped full of water.

We looked at the added water content of 20 bacon and ham products. Some products had way too much water. And the fat-content labelling was higher than claimed on three of the five bacon products we spot-tested.