Baker fined after incorrectly labelling eggs

Sandra Hawkins of Family Bakers has received a £1,240 fine for failing to correctly label products to protect customers with allergies. In total, Ms Hawkins pleaded guilty to seven food safety, hygiene and regulatory offences at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.

Ms Hawkins was previously fined £162 in February for similar offences as her labelling did not display the correct quantities of ingredients and allergic substances that may be present in her products.

Trading Standard officers carried out further visits and discovered that Ms Hawkins was still not compliant with labelling laws and issued two improvement notices.

After a further visit by the Trading Standard officers, one notice was still not complied with. Officers then discovered that products were labelled as using free range eggs but instead contained a mix of cage and free range eggs.

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