Recall of Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess cakes, sweets and bakery products

Last updated:
21 January 2013

Type: Food Alert: for Action

Ref: 03/ 2013

Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess have re-branded and re-labelled cakes, biscuits, sweets, puddings and tarts in an establishment served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice due to unsatisfactory hygiene conditions.

A range of bakery products are reported to be mouldy, past their ‘best before’ date and contaminated as a result of rat infestation at the premises.

It has not been possible to obtain full distribution details or to be certain about the extent of distribution. The products are thought to be sold via market stalls across the north west of England, including markets in Clitheroe, Blackburn, and Manchester (Smithfields Market). Further investigations by the local authority are ongoing.

Product identification

Type of products: biscuits, cakes, sweets, puddings and tarts

Brand names:

  • Cake Factory Outlet
  • Clearance Cake Excess

Batch codes: All batch codes

Description of packaging: Clear cellophane packs

Pack size: various sizes

Actions to be taken by local authorities

Local authorities in north west area of England are requested to visit market stalls in their area for the supply of cakes, biscuits, sweets, puddings and tarts from Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess, Unit 8B, Riversdale Mill, Hacken Lane, Bolton BL3 1SJ.

Other local authorities are requested to check during the course of routine visits to market stalls in their area for the supply of cakes, biscuits, sweets, puddings and tarts from Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess, Unit 8B, Riversdale Mill, Hacken Lane, Bolton BL3 1SJ.

If implicated products are found, enforcement officers should ensure that the products are withdrawn from sale and destroyed, if necessary using powers under the Food Safety Act 1990.

Local authorities should report any finding of the implicated products by emailing the FSA’s dedicated Food Incidents mailbox: foodincidents@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk