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    Default Hovis baker fined for leaving oven glove in loaf of bread

    A bread maker has been fined after a woman discovered part of an oven glove baked into her slice of bread - and she didn't even notice it until she began eating it.

    The Hovis bread in question, complete with bits of 'hessian-type' oven glove

    Herefordshire-based Hovis makers Premier Foods were fined £750 after the woman in Northern Ireland discovered the hairy white bread. She had toasted a slice, and had begun to eat it, when she noticed the material.
    The packet turned out to be full of shreds of the hessian-type cloth.
    Premier Foods was prosecuted for selling food 'to the purchaser's prejudice' at Omagh Magistrates' Court, in County Tyrone.
    The loaf had been bought from a local shop just before Christmas. When the victim discovered the contamination she reported the matter to the environmental health section of the council.
    Rank Hovis: we'll be honest, we're not sure how you get as far as toasting and eating this before you spot the oven glove
    Chairman of Omagh Council Paddy Magowan said: 'The very fact that they have been fined quite a substantial sum should send out a warning to all other companies to be on your best behaviour and to be very careful about your processes and manufacturing.'
    District Judge Greg McCourt imposed the fine on January 8 and ordered the company to pay court costs of £85 after it had earlier pleaded guilty.

    A spokesman for Premier Foods said: 'We go to great lengths to assure the quality of our great British brands but on this isolated occasion we have fallen short of our usual high standards and apologise for any distress caused to the customer.'

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    Yum. Gimme a slice.

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    That has to be one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen. Like Hovis, I'm wondering how she made it that far without noticing her bread was full of Brit Brit's extensions.
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    Sure it's kind of gross but accidents happen. Couldn't she just have gone back to the bakery, had a word with the owner, accepted his/her apology and gotten a few free loafs? Why do people take things so bloody far?
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    *gag* I was just about to have a sandwich too.

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