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Plastic Bag - Mocopan Polenta, circa 1972 Object Reg. No: SH 000947

Summary:
Plastic Mocopan bag used by Mocopan Food Processing Company at Preston to package and brand their produce. Mocopan was established by Agostino Monici, Sergio Coperchini and Vic Panettieri in 1953. The name was an amalgamation of the surnames of the three men. Mocopan was originally composed of three sections; coffee processing and sales; the production of smallgoods, and the processing of polenta flour. The smallgoods were unsuccessful and both Coperchini and Panettieri left the company, a succession of partners followed, including Frank Dimattina. Mocopan was managed by the Dimattina's until 1995 when it was sold to a multi-national.
Description:
Rectangular plastic bag. On front is Mocopan logo, green six pointed star with southern cross in top point, there are two sheaves of corn on either side of the logo and extensive text below. On the back of the bag on a yellow background is extensive red text with recipes for basic polenta, fried polenta, corn meal cookies and corn meal pancakes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: food drink consumption, food storage preservation, italian communities, italian immigration, coffee
Themes this item is part of: Mocopan Pty. Ltd., Coffee & Food Processing, Preston, Victoria, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Food & Drinks
Tertiary Classification: product packaging
Inscriptions: On Front: CORN MEAL/Mocopan/POLENTA/FARINA /GIALLA/LOMBARDA/MAIS MEAL/GRIESMEAL/MAMLIGA (printed in red)/500gNET(printed in green)/Produced from choice selected corn/For Recipes: - See Reverse./Others available upon request (printed in red)/E2160(printed in yellow)
On back: extensive text printed in red.
Manufactured For: Mocopan Coffee, Australia, circa 1972
User: Mocopan Coffee, Preston, Victoria, Australia, circa 1972

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