New packs to stop loaf sabotage

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Allied Bakeries has introduced tamper evident packaging for loaves produced at its Orpington factory in Kent after a year-long sabotage campaign.The...

Allied Bakeries has introduced tamper evident packaging for loaves produced at its Orpington factory in Kent after a year-long sabotage campaign.

The Metropolitan Police said they were still investigating how glass and needles found their way into packs of Kingsmill loaves -- the most recent contamination was discovered in January.

Allied employees working at the Orpington plant had already volunteered DNA samples and fingerprints, police added.

Following discovery of the original contamination, when foreign objects were clearly visible in the bags rather than being embedded in the bread, Allied strengthened security at its warehouse.

However, last month it was forced to introduce 'tamper-evident' packaging for Kingsmill branded products made at the Orpington bakery, which turns out 2.5M loaves a week.

The revised packaging includes a modified seal to make any malicious tampering more evident, said the company: "This will greatly reduce the risk of contamination."

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