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Pak’nSave mince pack causes controversy

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A reddit user purchased three packs of mince from the supermarket giant, and claimed they were each short 60g.

User handofthesly explained:

‘I purchased three packs of mince and all 3 were 60g underweight, shorting me 180g of product. I thought it might be my s***** scales but the two chicken packs weighed correct and an unopened 1kg block of cheese tested just overweight. The loose tomatoes I bought also weighed the same on the receipt as the scale at the till.

‘Is this common? I don’t normally weigh them but this time I was wanting to break them up into quite a few portions and found the last portions would end up quite a bit smaller. I have emailed the specific store in case they need to recalibrate one of their butcher scales or something. Hope it’s just an accident and not intentional.’

Plenty of people responded giving their opinion, including one who appeared to have experience in butchery packaging.

‘In the butchery the meat is portioned out into the trays and then the trays go through a machine that weighs, wraps and stickers them. Before you do this you need to enter in the product and the packaging used. This allows the machine to subtract the tray weight correctly. Obviously someone selected the wrong setting.’

Some questioned if the weight value also included the packaging, but that notion was dismissed as the package stated ‘Net Weight’, meaning the weight of the meat net of all packaging.

The label, showing it was purchased from the Silverdale branch, displayed a net weight of 0.958kg, but when weighed without packaging on a kitchen scale the final figure came to 0.898, with the general consensus being handofthesly had been ‘shorted’.


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  1. Illegal shrinkflation.
    Supermarkets use psychology as a tool to fool consumers. All adverts on TV are exaggerated and can be called fake and yet MSM manufactured consent to accept them. The definition of false and misleading advertisement is very narrow and benefits the supermarkets in general. The tricks to fool not only includes advertisement but also changing product amount from time to time; packaging that makes the package bigger, end-digit psychology of 0.99 and 0.95 like, multiple branding of the same product, very small consumer packages but pricing it as $2, differential pricing based on amount and some time larger amount costing more, adverised sale not in stock, loyalty cards with miniscule gain etc.

    When the commerce commission is full of system pigs who work for their own benefit and duopolies, consumers are duped. One of the big spenders on MSM and Big Tech are the supermarkets and hardware stores.

  2. During the silly season, Countdown had Nestle’s Black Magic chocolate for $8 ‘on sale’ last week. No prob..
    Then, this week the price went back up to $12…regular and pricey for only one layer in de’ box, mon!!!
    Then yesterday Countdown had bright pink signs under the Black Magic for…$12, trying to make it look as though it was on special or on sale…!
    This is what these people are doing during the silly season!
    And still no Corinthian sticks…
    Price comparison: everything is inflated by 23% from last year on the average, and the government hasn’t even attempted to place a price freeze or a price cap on anything!!!
    But, that’s what the Bald-Headed one has been instructed to do by his Zionist Global Masters. After all, where he used to work, Unilever is owned by J3w$…so we may all end – up like the Palestinians.
    It’s already started over the Treaty of Waitangi…


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