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Fury as 'Definitely Devon' clotted cream is made in Cornwall and label says add jam first

By This is Devon  |  Posted: April 21, 2011

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A brand of clotted cream called 'Definitely Devon' was criticised

yesterday after it emerged it is actually made – in neighbouring

Cornwall.

Robert Wiseman dairies, which make the product, has

been labelled "naive" and "short-sighted" after re-igniting a

long-running feud between the two counties.

The cross-border

rivals have long been at war as to where the cream tea – the main

ingredient of which is clotted cream – orginated.

Yesterday,

Devon farmers were furious after it emerged the clotted cream was

actually made in Scorrier, near Redruth – over 60 miles from the county

border.

And to add insult to injury, the packaging instructs

buyers to make a cream tea using the Cornish method, of adding jam first

and then cream on top.

Bosses at Langage Farm, near Plymouth,

said Robert Wiseman clearly had "no idea" about the importance of

Devon's history of clotted cream, branding it a travesty the

Cornish-made product was "latching onto our heritage".

Manager

Paul Winterton said: "Our Devonshire clotted cream is made in Devon and

it is something we are fiercely proud of. I don't understand for the

life of me the decision by Wiseman to call it 'Definitely Devon' if it

is made or processed in Cornwall."

"To be honest if they needed

somewhere else to process their cream they could have come to us. I

would gladly discuss with them using our facilities to rectify this

situation."

Robert Wiseman took the decision to move the

production of Definitely Devon from their Okehampton factory to Scorrier

at the beginning of the month. The company use Devon milk for the

product, which is then transferred to Cornwall, where it is turned into

clotted cream before being distributed to private farm shops and

supermarkets across the South West.

Mike Pearce of

Cornishcream.com said: "The whole thing is a bit strange. You would

imagine if they wanted to proudly call it 'Definitely Devon' they would

at least make it there."

A spokesman for Robert Wiseman dairies

said: "On the fourth of April we moved production of our Definitely

Devon clotted cream to a factory in Cornwall.

"We contacted

Trading Standards on the matter and were advised to include a 'Made in

Scorrier' sticker on our product which we have done."

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