COMPANY STATEMENT - 30/03/2016
Baketime can confirm that an issue with pest activity was identified at our premises in January 2016. The health and safety of our consumers is of upmost importance to us and therefore the company took immediate steps together with our reputable pest control company to manage the situation and eradicate it as quickly as possible.
A programme of intense pest control measures was actioned and the site was declared clear of pest activity within two weeks. Our pest control contractor continued to make frequent visits to the site to ensure pest control measures were effective.
In March further evidence of pest activity was identified and an intense programme of pest control measures was again implemented. In mid-March, in consultation with the local Environmental Health Officer, following a routine site inspection, Baketime voluntarily ceased production temporarily. As a precautionary measure, the company also decided to recall product manufactured between 18th January 2016 and 16th March 2016.
On 23rd March 2016, the production area was again declared cleared of pest activity and after determining that it was safe to produce, Baketime recommenced manufacturing. We continue to work closely with our local EHO and pest control contractor to ensure that the issue has been properly eradicated and hygienic standards on site are upheld.
We have also implemented a comprehensive action plan to prevent a reoccurrence of the issue. There has been no evidence of any contamination to any of our products produced, however in the interest of health and safety and on a purely precautionary basis a recall was announced on certain batch codes.
The company apologises for any inconvenience this has caused.