Woolworths explains why chicken is lighter than weight stated on packet

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Woolworths explains why chicken is lighter than weight stated on packet

Have you ever noticed your raw chicken is actually lighter than the weight stated on the packet? Woolworths has an explanation.

Woolworths has explained why the actual weight of your raw chicken may be different to what the packaging claims.

A video on TikTok has shown a customer weighing chicken breasts they bought from the supermarket at home, where the scales showed 756g.

However, the packet stated they weighed 806g.

It was only when the customer added the absorbent pad from the bottom of the plastic tray that the scales read 806kg.

The user said he was “p***ed off”.

The video actually first circulated in 2020, but as the issue gained social media’s attention again this week, Woolworths has stepped in to defend itself.

The supermarket said its chicken products were weighed by its suppliers prior to distribution.

“Prior to customers taking the product home, liquid from the meat will naturally transfer to the absorbent pad at the bottom of the packaging,” a spokesman told7News.

“We have a range of checks and balances in place to ensure our products comply with strict trade measurement requirements.”

Australia has trade measurement laws, which apply to all retail and wholesale transactions where measurement determines price.

The National Measurement Institute is the regulator and employs inspectors, who can visit a business at “any reasonable time of day”.

Under national trade measurement legislation, manufacturers, packers, importers and sellers of pre-packaged goods must ensure the measurement marking is accurate and does not include the weight of any packaging material.

Measuring instruments, such as scales, must also be verified by a licensed technician.

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