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Outrage as South Australian supermarket bans handing out smiley fritz to children

A South Australian supermarkets has banned smiley fritz Source: Atlas Obscura / Instagram

A supermarket in South Australia's premier wine region has done away with the tradition of giving children 'smiley fritz'.

Tanunda Foodland has banned a South Australian old-age tradition of handing out free smiley fritz to children. 

The supermarket put up a sign at the store's deli counter which reads "due to slip hazards, we are no longer able to give out any smiley fritz to children". 

SA supermarket bans smiley fritz
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SBS News contacted Tanunda Foodland, however, the independently owned supermarket was unable to provide comment. 

A store representative told the Adelaide Advertiser that the ban was put in place after a woman slipped on a piece of fritz in the store. 

It's believed the fritz was dropped by a child. 

Fritz is a manufactured meat product, which contains beef, lamb and pork meat trimmings - and is considered a South Australian icon for its 'smiley' stamp. 

Across other Australia states it is known as devon and polony. 

Hundreds of people have taken to social media to express their discontent. 

 The smiley fritz ban comes after the Bunnings sausage sizzle debate, which saw Bunnings change its serving procedure. 

It was put in place after a woman slipped on a piece of onion that had dropped out of a sausage in bread at her local Bunnings store. 

Many Australians expressed their disbelief at the serving procedure change. 

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