Foodstuff information - Bakery goods

Bread and cakes may contain bits of overcooked dough which has flaked off bakery tins. It does not necessarily indicate poor hygiene although they may be mistaken for rodent droppings (which are actually black and regular torpedo shaped, whilst bakery char is greyish and uneven in shape).

  • Advised Action: Contact manufacturer or if in doubt, the Food Safety Team
  • Risk: No public health risk

Carbonised Grease

The machinery used to produce bread and cakes is lubricated with a non-toxic vegetable oil. Occasionally, some of this may become incorporated into the dough giving the product a grey/greasy appearance.

  • Advised Action: Contact manufacturer
  • Risk: No public health risk



Last Updated on Friday, April 12, 2019