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Who’s Fooling with Our Food? Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1

How are food producers able to stock supermarket shelves with certain goods no matter what time of year it is or what the climate? In this program, Jimmy Doherty investigates mushrooms, processed ham slices, and artificially ripened bananas, and goes to a Scottish salmon farm to see how it supplies so much of this fish. A BBC Production. Part of the series Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1. (29 minutes)

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Commercial (Canned) Ham
Jimmy Doherty compares processed ham to natural ham. Doherty builds a device to inject liquid into pork meat. He mixes preservatives, salt, sugar, water, phosphates, and sodium nitrate into brine. Doherty injects the liquid into the meat and tumbles it in a cement mixer.