What Goes Into a Pie?
We all know we need to have balance in our lives. We are lucky to have one of the best and most abundant food supplies in the world and we can choose to eat a variety of foods every day to suit our individual needs and tastes.
Meat pies have been part of the Australian diet for many years, offering a convenient, tasty choice to generations of eager fans.
So what is really in a meat pie? You might be surprised!
Delivered to Mrs Mac's bakery every day is :
- 14 tons of freshly ground or diced beef, sourced from farms in South-West Australia.
- 20 tons of wheat flour, ground from premium Australian wheat.
- 2.5 tons of freshly prepared vegetables, delivered daily from local growers where possible.
- 1.5 tons of Australian cheese
Baked Fresh Daily
Our day starts at 2am; mixing pastry, cooking fillings and baking pies to a tender, golden finish to deliver you the best quality pies and pastries fresh daily. Our bakers combine carefully-selected ingredients from scratch using traditional methods. Many of our products are then snap frozen in our state of the art spiral freezer, locking in the freshness. This guarantees they keep their 'just baked' appeal wherever they are heated and served.
We work closely with all of our suppliers to bring you the best value. Our beef is minced on-site to ensure quality and consistency. Our extensive Quality Assurance team constantly monitors the whole process to make sure that best manufacturing practices are followed from receiving supplies to finished goods.
Mrs Mac's is committed to developing innovative food products that are nutritious and comply with current Australian food legislation and dietary guidelines while satisfying consumer needs for quality and taste.
In line with this the company plays an active role in school canteens, both in developing new products and offering a consultative role as part of our commitment to identifying and responding to changing consumer preferences in relation to dietary requirements and health needs. Mrs Mac's works closely with the National Heart Foundation, School Canteen Associations and consumers.
The company is pro-active in keeping up-to-date with the latest nutritional trends and issues such as fortification, health claims, allergens, contaminants etc. Food additives are used only when technically essential, and controversial additives such as tartrazine are actively avoided.
Mrs Mac's is constantly working with suppliers to improve the nutritional value of our products. Our technical team keep abreast of all developments in fat and salt replacement and apply these wherever possible. We have an integrated approach to both the development of nutritious food products and communication of nutrition messages. Please click here to view Mrs Mac's Nutrition Action Plan.
Mrs Mac's meat pies contain moderate amounts of fat, a proportion of which is saturated fat. Some Mrs Mac's pies contain lower levels of fat, in line with consumer demand, or more fat for a flakier, tasty pastry. The choice is yours! Many Mrs Mac's pies also provide a serve of protein and iron, as well as a range of micronutrients. Information on the nutritional content of all Mrs Mac's products is available on pack, or upon request for unwapped products.
Contrary to a lot of media reports, not all pies contain high quantities of trans fat. Mrs Mac's pies contain only small amounts of trans fat. Click here for more information on trans fats in Mrs Mac's products.
Mrs Mac's Good Eating range is reduced in fat and salt and is also a good source of fiber It is also low GI for sustained energy all day long. Click here to read more about Mrs Mac's Good Eating Range.