What does Low GI mean?
Glycemic Indfex (GI) is a measure of the effect that a carbohydrate containing food has on blood sugar levels. It is a worldwide measure looking at the rate at which food is digested and absorbed. With a Low GI of 51, the Good Eating Beef Pie helps to maintain energy levels throughout the day by providing a gradual energy release.
Are Mrs Mac's products high in trans fats?
Mrs Mac's is one of the few savoury pastry manufacturers that already includes trans fat values on our packaging. Mrs Mac's products contain significantly less trans fats than many competitor products. Our products contain an average of 0.1g/100g of trans fats, some of which is contributed from the pastry and some naturally occuring in the meat and other ingredients. Click here for more information about the trans fat content of Mrs Mac's products.
Does Mrs Mac's have any vegetarian products?
Mrs Mac's has a number of products suitable for vegetarians. They do not include any meat or animal fats, but contain cheese or milk products as specified on the packaging.
- Mrs Mac's Spinach & Ricotta Roll
- Mrs Mac's Old Style Vegetable Pastie
- Mrs Mac's Spinach & Ricotta Quiche
Steps are taken during manufacturing to ensure that there is no cross-contamination between vegetarian and meat lines.
Why do some of your products contain MSG?
MSG is a flavour enhancer, intended to make good food taste even better. Monosodium glutamate comprises water, sodium and glutamate. When MSG is added to food it provides the same flavouring function as the glutamate that occurs naturally in many foods such as cheese, mushrooms, meat and a range of fruits and vegetables.
MSG is one of the most extensively researched substances in the food supply chain, with hundreds of studies conducted over many years. Government organistations worldwide support the safety of MSG as a food ingredient, including FSANZ in Australia. The level of MSG typically found in a Mrs Mac's Beef pie is 0.06%.
Although MSG is not an allergen, a percentage of susceptible individuals may experience sensitivities to a variety of foods. Mrs Mac's has a number of products which contain no added MSG:
Mrs Mac's Range:
- Curry Pie
- Traditional Pastie
- Old Style Vegetable Pastie
- Spinach & Ricotta Roll
Mrs Mac's Microwave Range:
- Microwave Pastie
Good Eating Range:
- Beef Pie 200g
- Beef Pie 120g
- Beef Snack Pie
- Sausage Roll
- GE Cruizer Beef Pie
- GE Cruizer Beef & Cheese Pie
- Meat Pie
Muzz Buzz Range:
- Spinach & Ricotta Roll
Do Mrs Mac's products contain GMO's?
Mrs Mac's do not use any raw materials that require GM labeling under the current Food Standard 1.5.2. Every effort is made to ensure the integrity of the supply chain in terms of crop source, animal feed etc. No GM labeling is required on any products manufactured by Mrs Mac's Pty Ltd.
Although they comply with the statement ‘Does not contain GM foods or components', no negative claims are made, i.e. products are not "Free from GMO's".
Do you use any pork in your products?
Mrs Mac's does not use pork or pork derivatives in any products unless specifically stated. This includes all margarines used in the pastry.
Bacon is used in a number of products, such as our Beef, Cheese & Bacon pie. Steps are taken to avoid any cross-contamination between products.
Do Mrs Mac's products contain any allergens?
Where an allergen is definitely there - known, deliberate or from rework - then it is included in the ingredient list. All products manufactured by Mrs Mac's contain the allergens gluten, milk protein and soy. These are listed in the Ingredients List as raw materials and/or specifically detailed after the Ingredients List.
All packaging on Good Eating products contain the statement 'May be present: Egg'. Mrs Mac's produce Good Eating products (namely the 200g Good Eating Beef Pie, the Snack Pie and the Good Eating Cruizer Pies) using the same equipment as our other pie products that contain egg. However, the risk for cross-contamination is extremely low. Should you have any queries on how this may affect your school's allergen policy, please contact your Mrs Mac's Sales Representative.
Information on allergens is available to customers who purchase unpackaged goods such as the Red Embers range on request. If you are in any doubt please contact our Head Office for more information.
Does Mrs Mac's use 100% beef in its products?
Mrs Mac's uses 14-17 tonnes of beef per day, sourced from farms throughout South Western Australia. To ensure that we have complete control we mince our beef on-site, with inspection processes to ensure we are getting only the best quality. We do not blend our beef with cheaper, fattier alternatives, nor do we use 'meat replacers' such as soy.
Why do my pies go hard in the microwave oven?
During the microwave heating process a lot of moisture is released from the pastry. This tends to make the surface soggy initially, then hard and tough as it cools. This process can be minimised by wrapping the pie in absorbent paper, but there is normally some compromise in eating quality. Mrs Mac's now has the perfect solution, with our Quick & Crispy Microwave Range, including a number of popular flavoured pies and a sausage roll especially designed to heat in a microwave oven. Click here for more information.
Where can I buy your products?
Mrs Mac's has one of the most extensive distribution networks in the country. We work with the best distributors in all areas to ensure that your pastries arrive on time and in the best possible condition.
Mrs Mac's products are available from a wide range of retail outlets, including lunch bars, convenience stores, supermarkets, clubs, hotels etc.
Contact us for information on your local distributor or nearest retail outlet.
Can I order on-line?
Unfortunately we do not have that facility currently.
For information on your local distributor or retail outlet please contact us.