Fair Go has compared the fat content of beef mince and the possible use of illegal sulphites in six different Auckland stores, TVNZ reports. Its 2015 investigation looked at the difference between best and basic beef mince, finding that fat content can vary greatly depending on where mince is bought from. Results revealed that Countdown Te Atatu South and Pak’n Save Sylvia Park are within acceptable targets, while Discounted Meats in Kelston had the fattiest standard mince in both shops – 23% and then 26%. The Aussie Butcher Mt Roskill ranked the highest in fat for premium mince with 11.8% fat. Meanwhile, Meat World Onehunga’s standard and prime packs tested positive for sulphites and sulphur dioxide. Auckland Council and MPI are now investigating Meat World.
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