And while Woolworths insists that their products are audited regularly and checked to make sure their weights are accurate, Mandy isn’t happy.
She writes: ‘Seriously Woolworths ... I have been buying this mince like this for a while, and not cheap due to trying to cut out fat.
‘I weighed it today and there is less than 300 grams in a supposed 500g pack!! I paid $7.50 for 500 grams and got this! And yes my scales are fine I use them daily by way .. how many people are you ripping off including the packaging weight???’
Adds Mandy: ‘That’s insane ... it’s 200 grams out almost half so unacceptable! No more buying meat at Woollies.’
Her outraged comments were echoed by fellow shoppers, with one warning others to weigh their meat before leaving the supermarket.
Said one: ‘I had the same problem. Because it’s produced on a production line they now use estimated weights. I now ask them to weigh everything in store before I take it.’
Said another: ‘OMG!!!! I never thought to weigh it!’ Added one more: ‘Wow! I never thought to weigh food.’
Woolworths have vowed to investigate the ‘concerning’ incident, insisting that it’s a rare occurrence.
‘We want our customers to shop with the confidence they're getting what they're paying for,’ a spokesperson tells New Idea Food.
‘We have a range of robust checks and balances in place to help ensure our products comply with trade measurement requirements.’