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Sunday 24th July 2016
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Why don't bakers list ingredients on loaves?


I buy a loaf of bread from bakers and my husband thinks it’s loaded with salt, but you can’t find out. Why don’t bakers have to list ingredients on their products?
Jane, Grays


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Name: Stephen, Barnes
Qualification: A friend of mine asked the same question
Answer: The British Packaging laws say that only items that are pre-packaged need to contain a list of ingredients that are in that package. If you sell it loose with no pre-packaging, you don’t need to. Hence, loose loaves, sweets and butchers sausages don’t need ingredients.